Set in an era where superheroes are commonly known and accepted, young William Stronghold, the son of the Commander and Jetstream, tries to find a balance between being a normal teenager and an extraordinary being.
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
Miley Cyrus had auditioned for the film with Taylor Lautner, and said it came down to her and Taylor Dooley for the role of Lavagirl, who was also auditioning; however Miley began production on Hannah Montana (2006) and was forced to back out. See more »
Sharkboy's back fin falls off of his back as he dangles from the bridge leading up to Ice Princess's castle. In the next shot, it reappears. See more »
I put this movie on for my 3 girls - 6 1/2 and 4 year twins earlier this week. They LOVED IT! It is definitely for the younger crowd and you need to take the movie for what it is.... a kid movie. Fortunately, I did record the movie on the DVR and they have watched it every day sometimes twice a day.
Also, since the boy in the movie has a dream journal, my oldest started to write in her journal again. Any movie that gets a kid to write has got to be OK.
Also, we watched the 2D version and seemed great. I really didn't know that there was a 3d version until now.
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