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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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George Lopez plays and voices 4 of the movie's characters See more »

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When Lavagirl jumped into the water to save Sharkboy, the height of the splash is not proportionate to the height of her leap. See more »

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Max: So dream a better dream; then work to make it real.
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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


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