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 Marissa heads out to freeze Mr. Electric, a stunt actor filling in for George Lopez can be seen in the back as Mr. Electricidad. See more »
Usually, if you snooze, you lose. With Max, you snooze, you win.
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My two kids (5 and 7) thought it was the best movie of all time. And they've seen lots of movies. Let's face it: we can't always dictate what the kids should like. This one simply appeals to them, and from a parents perspective, its basically harmless (except to the older crowd - then it is painfully boring).
I would recommend bringing a book.
Or a pillow and a sweater.
Or, at least some thoughts that you wanted to concentrate on for a while.
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