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.
Having recovered from wounds received in a failed rescue operation, Navy SEAL Shane Wolfe is handed a new assignment: Protect the five Plummer kids from enemies of their recently deceased father -- a government scientist whose top-secret experiment remains in the kids' house.
Exploring the further adventures of Carmen and Juni Cortez, who have now joined the family spy business as Level 2 OSS agents. Their new mission is to save the world from a mad scientist living on a volcanic island populated by an imaginative menagerie of creatures. On this bizarre island, none of the Cortez's gadgets work and they must rely on their wits--and each other--to survive and save the day.Written by
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I was a fan of Spy Kids from the start, but missed the sequel in the theaters. After its DVD release, I was pleasantly surprised to see the kids back in action. How Rodriguez manages to put these kids in a grown-up world and employing mature conversation and make it BELIEVABLE is comic genius. Picking up where the first film left off (sort of), Carmen and Juni are definitely growing up and the actors that play them are definitely getting better with more experience.
Alan Cumming, George Clooney, Tony Shalhoub, Carla Gugino, Antonio Banderas and Cheech Marin's appearances make the movie seem a true continuation (don't you hate when they make a sequel that just seems disjointed and out of place?), and Emily Osment, Holland Taylor, Steve Buscemi, Ricardo Montalban, Taylor Momsen, Matt O'Leary, and Bill Paxton's characters add a fresh and new feel to it as well, making it a relatively all-star ensemble cast.
Sort of a different, more mature and fleshed out feeling effuses from Spy Kids 2, and the story manages to engage and entertain, as well as the continual use of incredible gadgets and captivating CGI (even the oft-criticized creatures that inhabit the Island of Dreams). The comedy and writing improves each time, as does the acting and array of talent. Carmen and Juni's relationship grows ever more interesting and we always LOVE to see them work it out in the end (love the telepathy). The unusual (for Hollywood) and incredibly uplifting message of the importance of family again shines through in Rodriguez's continued fairy tale/action saga series that will undoubtedly stand the test of time as a fun cinematic gem for all ages.
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