3.5/10
18,988
174 user 66 critic

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

Trailer
2:09 | Trailer

$0.00 with Prime Video

MORE WAYS
TO WATCH:

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

Director:

Reviews
Popularity
2,073 ( 130)
1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Carmen's caught in a virtual reality game designed by the Kids' new nemesis, the Toymaker (Stallone). It's up to Juni to save his sister, and ultimately the world.

Director: Robert Rodriguez
Stars: Daryl Sabara, Alexa PenaVega, Antonio Banderas
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

The Cortez siblings set out for a mysterious island, where they encounter a genetic scientist and a set of rival spy kids.

Director: Robert Rodriguez
Stars: Alexa PenaVega, Daryl Sabara, Antonio Banderas
Spy Kids (2001)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The children of secret-agent parents must save them from danger.

Director: Robert Rodriguez
Stars: Alexa PenaVega, Daryl Sabara, Antonio Banderas
Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Timmy turns 23 and his godparents are fighting to keep him, while Crocker is still up to his nefarious schemes.

Director: Savage Steve Holland
Stars: Drake Bell, Steven Weber, Daniella Monet
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

A retired spy is called back into action, and to bond with her new step-children, she invites them along for the adventure to stop the evil Timekeeper from taking over the world.

Director: Robert Rodriguez
Stars: Jessica Alba, Jeremy Piven, Joel McHale
Pucca (TV Series 2006)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The madcap antics of a feisty noodle shop delivery girl and her reluctant ninja master crush, Garu.

Stars: Tabitha St. Germain, Lee Tockar, Brian Drummond
Gordy (1995)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A talking pig named Gordy becomes involved in a quest to save his family from the slaughterhouse.

Director: Mark Lewis
Stars: Kristy Young, Doug Stone, James Donadio
Pepper Ann (1997–2000)
Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Comedy about awkward teenager Pepper Ann, who only really has 2 friends, and manages to put other kids off by her slightly-nerdy behaviour, constant bad timing and insistence on trying to ... See full summary »

Stars: Kathleen Wilhoite, April Winchell, Danny Cooksey
The Mr. Men Show (TV Series 2008)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The life of the Mr Men and little Misses presented in short skits.

Stars: Alicyn Packard, Joseph J. Terry, Aaron Albertus
The Buzz on Maggie (2005–2006)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Maggie Pesky is a fun-loving, energetic, creative, and independent thinking tween fly from the metropolis of Stickyfeet, who often ruffles antennae with other insects caught up in conventional, hard-working everyday routines.

Stars: Jessica DiCicco, David Kaufman, Thom Adcox-Hernandez
Yin! Yang! Yo! (TV Series 2006)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Two rabbit siblings are trained by their panda mentor in the mystic martial art of Woo-Foo, in hopes that they can protect the world from ever-present evil forces.

Stars: Jamie Watson, Stephanie Morgenstern, Scott McCord
Catscratch (TV Series 2005)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

When their owner passes away, three cats, who are brothers that don't resemble each other, inherit a large amount of fortune along with a giant mansion and a very sarcastic butler named Hovis.

Stars: Rob Paulsen, Wayne Knight, Kevin McDonald
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Max
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Rocket Rodriguez ...
Lug
Racer Rodriguez ...
...
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Everything that is... or was... began as a dream. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 June 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

As Aventuras de Sharkboy e Lavagirl  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

£2,261,727 (UK) (14 October 2005)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Alexa PenaVega was considered for the role of Lavagirl having previously worked with Robert Rodriguez on Spy Kids (2001). See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film Max tells the class that Sharkboy grew gills, but when he is attacked by the electric eels they claim that he'd drown. If he had gills he would have been able to breathe. See more »

Quotes

Sharkboy: Usually, if you snooze, you lose. With Max, you snooze, you win.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Filmed in Troublevision See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Event Horizon (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

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
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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


94 of 120 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
10 Things I Learned From This Film's Forum jamthedude
Shark Boy + Lava Girl 2 moreras
this movie was one of the worst ever jmcarr2
Sequel? mikeysantos
Unbearable cartooncartoon
Was there anyone... ThatsAbsurd

Contribute to This Page