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Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002)

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

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Robert Rodriguez
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Banderas ... Gregorio Cortez
Carla Gugino ... Ingrid Cortez
Alexa PenaVega ... Carmen Cortez (as Alexa Vega)
Daryl Sabara ... Juni Cortez
Steve Buscemi ... Romero
Mike Judge ... Donnagon
Danny Trejo ... Machete
Cheech Marin ... Felix Gumm
Matt O'Leary ... Gary Giggles
Emily Osment ... Gerti Giggles
Ricardo Montalban ... Grandfather
Holland Taylor ... Grandmother
Alan Cumming ... Fegan Floop
Taylor Momsen ... President's Daughter
Christopher McDonald ... President of the USA
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Storyline

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 Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Rated PG for action sequences and brief rude humor | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Spy Kids 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,711,716, 11 August 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$85,846,429

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$119,723,358
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Juni's full name is Juni Rocket Racer Rebel Cortez. Rocket Rodriguez, Racer Rodriguez and Rebel Rodriguez are the names of Robert Rodriguez's three sons. See more »

Goofs

Carmen calls for "rebreathers" in the Drangonfly sub. However, when she and Juni are swimming, they release bubbles associated with standard scuba respirators. Rebreathers recycle much of the gases in the system, reducing or virtually eliminating bubbles. See more »

Quotes

[crowd chanting "Carmen" and she peek out behind a curtain]
Carmen: I am not going out there
Machete: Oh... YES... you are... you're a spy... you're undercover and you have to make them think you're a pop star
Carmen: I can't sing
Machete: Who can these days... I can't tell you how many artist have used my Machete miracle microphone
[He puts a microphone on Carmen]
Carmen: [with microphone] I can't sing...
[she heard her voice singing]
Machete: This will make you dance like Britney Lopez
Juni: Hey... What about me
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A Family Again
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Really Fun
11 August 2002 | by bix171See all my reviews

Another winner in Robert Rodriguez' budding `Spy Kids' franchise, equally as good as the first and showing real potential for the future. Rodriguez is perhaps the only filmmaker of kids' movies that seems to actually listen to what kids want and in the process delivers something every family member can indulge in--it's as delicious as chocolate, with plenty of giggles aimed at the seven to ten crowd and dazzling ideas and humor that parents can appreciate. Rodriguez has an extremely fertile imagination and while his visuals sometimes can't keep up (the digital effects are an occasional letdown) the concepts themselves are so ambitious and delightful that it's easy to look past the brief technological shortcomings. As in the first film, there are plenty of references to family films of the past (most notably `Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory' and the stop-action animation of Ray Harryhausen) and the overall design of both films is very similar. (Rodriguez seems to prefer shooting at twilight, giving everything an orange hue.) But it does seem more expansive, perhaps because he's creative enough to incorporate welcome new characters, such as the kids' grandparents (played with relish by Ricardo Montalban and Holland Taylor) and another brother-sister spy team (Emily Osment and Disney Channel favorite Matthew O'Leary) as well as fresh retakes on characters from the first film (Steve Buscemi takes on the Alan Cumming role). Rodriguez' screenplay once again takes on the theme of family but this time it's carried poignantly throughout (it got dropped rather quickly in `Spy Kids') and the result, coupled with his extraordinary vision, is a film that will thoroughly satisfy just about everyone.


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