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
Every character that appears in Max's dream world based on a person in his life is modeled after their defining trait. Cookie Giants who are based on his parents are based on their specialty of giant cookies. Ice Princess is based on his classmate Marissa who was always cold from sitting underneath the air conditioner. Mr. Electric and Minus are villainous characters due to Max's antagonistic relationship with Linus and Mr. Electricidad (more so with Linus). See more »
When Lavagirl's hair is on fire, Sharkboy cools it off by putting water on it. A few shots later, her hair isn't wet at all (it's not in a face shot, so it's hard to see). However, she is supposed to be hot enough to flash-burn anything she touches, so it would make sense that her hair gets dried exceptionally fast. See more »
[Max had just imagined a banana split boat in the Land of Milk and Cookies]
You still hungry, Max? How about a knuckle sandwich?
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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.
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