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

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Family  |  10 June 2005 (USA)
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A young boy is recruited by his imaginary friends Sharkboy and Lavagirl to help save their planet.

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Dreamer Max, ridiculed by his classmates, conjures up his perfect dreamworld...the Planet Drool. But his dream is more powerful than even he suspects, and his favourite dream super-heroes, Sharkboy and Lavagirl, materialise on Earth. They need help from Max. All is not well in Max's dreamworld. An alien intelligence is interfering and darkness threatens his beloved Planet Drool. Is it true, as Sharkboy and Lavagirl say, that only Max, the powerful dreamer, can stop it? Max takes off on a wild and dangerous journey to the fantastic Planet Drool with Sharkboy and Lavagirl. Can they discover the source of the danger? Will they be able to stop it in time? Written by Yaalaast

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

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

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£2,261,727 (UK) (14 October 2005)
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Taylor Lautner's martial arts skills helped him to obtain the role of Sharkboy. "When I auditioned for the film, Robert Rodriguez, the director, didn't know that I had my martial arts background, and while we there in Austin, TX he saw a DVD of me and asked me to choreograph my own fight scenes", said Lautner. See more »

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When Max's parents are going through the tornado to the school to get him, the tornado has enough force so that his dad has to hold on to a tree while the mum gets lifted off the ground. When she's sucked into the tornado, Max's dad lets go of the tree and stands there, not being pulled in at all. See more »

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Sharkboy: [singing] Close your eyes, shut your mouth, dream a dream and get us out. / Dream, dream, dream, dream, dream, dream. / Hit the hay, fast asleep, dream a dream, you little blip. / Dream, dream, dream, dream, dream, dream.
Lavagirl: It's working! Keep it up, Sharkboy.
Sharkboy: [singing] Just relax, lay about, or my fist will put you out. / Dream, dream, dream, dream, dream, dream. / Take your time, but beware, there's darkness in the air. / Dream, dream, dream, dream, dream, dream.
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My son liked the movie
11 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I took my 9 year old son to Shark Boy and Lava Girl expecting to see a movie for kids. I saw a movie for kids. Yes, the story was predictable and the acting could have been better. Many scenes had my son at the edge of his seat. He has a wild imagination and enjoyed seeing a movie about a boy with a similar imagination. Taylor Dooley is adorable, and Taylor Lautner has some great moves in the movie. I asked my son for a quote about the movie: "It is exciting, adventurous, and the 3-d effects could have been a little better, but if it wasn't 3-d it wouldn't be good at all". It's a kids movie and my kid liked it, maybe yours will too. I


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