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
Max's parents are constantly seen fighting in the film, in the third act when they are fleeing from the tornado it is implied that they were on the verge of divorce as Max's mom says "I thought you wanted me gone?" to her husband and he confirms that he still loves her before she is sucked into the tornado only to be saved by Lavagirl. A factor that probably played into Max's obsession with his imagination as a way to cope. 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 »
OK, kids, who's next? Remember, there are no dumb ideas.
Maybe we can freeze his circuits!
That's the dumbest idea I've ever heard. We're in the middle of Texas in August!
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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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