Set in a world where superheroes are commonly known and accepted, young Will Stronghold, the son of the Commander and Jetstream, tries to find a balance between being a normal teenager and an extraordinary being.
The genesis for this film came from an incident on the set of Machete. Star Jessica Alba had her then-one year old baby Honor Marie and was dressed to appear on camera when her diaper "exploded". Watching Alba change the diaper while trying not to get anything on her clothes prompted Robert Rodriguez to think "What about a spy mom?" See more »
When the kids are fighting over the last slice of bacon and the baby chucks food on it, the kids throw it away. It is then half on the plate and half on the table, then fully back on the plate when the father enters. See more »
You're more impressed by a kid standing up than a dog that can talk?
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The chef for the film is listed as Snake Plissken, Kurt Russel's character in Escape From New York. See more »
I don't think this was a bad film, granted it wasn't a good film but for me I couldn't help relate it back to the original movies and in that sense I think it did well, it didn't stray too far from the original plot lines and I liked that because I was afraid after all these years it would have changed completely.
So many of these reviews rate it as "cheep and crappy", well it's definitely cheap, the graphics are pretty much exactly the same as the original films and its not going to win any awards for being a brilliant flick but the movie wasn't made for YOU, it was made for the kids.
I think as a kids movie, or family movie, it does well and I believe the children will love it just as I loved the originals when I was younger. Yes the plot is cliché and predictable but to a kid it's a whole other world where they can be a hero without growing up.
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