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The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D (2005)

A young boy is recruited by his imaginary friends Sharkboy and Lavagirl to help save their planet.

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Max is a normal guy with a dreaming habit-making him a target for bullies. One day, he accidentally summons imaginary characters in his mind named sharkboy and lavagirl. They are his heroes who will defend him at all costs, but when they arrive for real, something unexpected happens, the 2 heroes need max to save their world from a dire threat

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Rated PG for mild action and some rude humor | See all certifications »

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10 June 2005 (USA)  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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$12,582,088 (USA) (10 June 2005)

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$39,177,541 (USA) (14 October 2005)
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Rodriguez wrote the part of Mr. Electricidad with Lopez in mind. This is a reference to his television series in which he also has a son named Max. See more »

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Lavagirl flash burns numerous things when she holds them, yet when she holds the ice she is sucking on it, and it doesn't melt in her hands. See more »

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[Max had just imagined a banana split boat in the Land of Milk and Cookies]
Sharkboy: You still hungry, Max? How about a knuckle sandwich?
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Referenced in 24: Day 5: 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. (2006) See more »

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Dream, Dream, Dream, Dream (Dream, Dream)
Written by Robert Rodriguez
Performed by Sharkboy and The Lavagirls
Vocals by Taylor Lautner
Produced by Robert Rodriguez & Carl Thiel
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Good for kids
15 June 2005 | by (CA, USA) – See all my reviews

Well, I didn't like it. Or, at the least what I mean is that I just saw a movie with tons of plot-holes, childish themes, and so on. However, you better believe my kids loved it. My son actually hooted and hollered when Sharkboy started fighting the plugs. He grabbed my shirt and motioned for me to watch, even though I already was. I think I just witnessed my son discovering his first hero.

My daughter laughed and laughed. She loved Lavagirl. She thought it was hilarious when Lavagirl zapped Sharkboy because he said someone else was prettier. And my daughter is old enough to understand the themes of pursuing your goals and remaining strong in the face of discouragement. So I think she walked away very pleased with the film. She said she wants to be Lavagirl for Halloween.

If you're 16+ this movie is a loser. You won't like it, and that explains all the low scores you're seeing here. This movie just isn't for adults. But if you are a parent looking to entertain your kids, this movie works. And if you are reading this near the end of 2005 or later, you should probably know that renting this as a video will be a fine way to keep your kids occupied.

-Tony


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