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The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D (2005)

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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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Robert Rodriguez
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Taylor Lautner ... Sharkboy
Taylor Dooley ... Lavagirl
Cayden Boyd ... Max
George Lopez ... Mr. Electric / Tobor / Ice Guardian / Mr. Electricidad
David Arquette ... Max's Dad
Kristin Davis ... Max's Mom
Jacob Davich ... Linus / Minus
Sasha Pieterse ... Marissa / Ice Princess
Rico Torres ... Sharkboy's Dad
Marc Musso ... Classroom Kid #1
Shane Graham ... Classroom Kid #2
Tiger Darrow ... Classroom Kid #3
Rocket Rodriguez Rocket Rodriguez ... Lug
Racer Rodriguez Racer Rodriguez ... Sharkboy, Age 7
Rebel Rodriguez ... Sharkboy, Age 5
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Storyline

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

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Everything that is... or was... began as a dream. See more »


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Rated PG for mild action and some rude humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

As Aventuras de Sharkboy e Lavagirl See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,582,088, 12 June 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$39,177,684

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$71,992,655
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Rodriguez wrote the part of Mr. Electricidad with Lopez in mind. This is a reference to his television series in which he also has a son named Max. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film Max tells the class that Sharkboy grew gills, but when he is attacked by the electric eels they claim that he'd drown. If he had gills he would have been able to breathe. See more »

Quotes

Sharkboy: [while singing a lullaby to Max] Close your eyes / Shut your mouth / Dream a dream / And Get us out / Dream, Dream, Dream, Dream, Dream, Dream / Hit the hay / Fast asleep / Dream a dream / You little bleep / Dream, Dream, Dream, Dream, Dream, Dream...
[Lavagirl smiles at his dancing and singing]
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Connections

Referenced in Mad: The Straight A-Team/Gaming's Next Top Princess (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Sharkboy & Lavagirl
Music Written by Robert Rodriguez
Lyrics Written by Robert Rodriguez
Performed by The Lavagirls
Vocals by Ariel Abshire
Produced by Robert Rodriguez and Carl Thiel
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"But when Max snoozes, he wins."
7 October 2005 | by ryan_kuhnSee all my reviews

A colorful and occasionally imaginative film, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl (In 3-D!!!) is an overall disappointment, a movie that had good intentions at the beginning, but devolved into a cheesy "message for our youth." The movie revolves around Max (Cayden Boyd), the picked-on grade school student who would rather create his own world rather than live in the real one. Of course he's picked on by class bully Linus (Jacob Davich), of course his parents are always fighting (David Arquette and Kristin Davis), and of course Max lives life as a miserable school student who has very little going for him. Writer/director Robert Rodriguez formulated the entire movie, from story to special effects, based on inspirations provided by his children. There are reasons that most movies, even the bad ones, are not made by children. The movie is well meaning, but relies on too many familiar story devices: class bullies, mean teachers, quiet kids who save the day. We've seen this movie before, but the colorful, Super Mario-Mushroom Kingdom-like worlds that inhabit the movie does add some to the entertainment value. Max is taken to his dream world, known as Planet Drool, by Sharkboy (Taylor Lautner) and Lavagirl (Taylor Dooley), the two superheroes of the world. Each superhero contains some depth, not as much as the superheroes in The Incredibles, but the nice little subplot of each character trying to find their place in the world was a nice touch. For instance, after one difficult scene to watch, we now know Sharkboy cannot rap well at all. Otherwise, the characters are each have one note. George Lopez hams it up, most likely intentionally to offer a cheese element to this movie, but I found his characters to be annoying. The movie's plot lacks any imagination, and the world of Planet Drool does feature some creativity, but not enough to save an otherwise pedestrian family feature. This movie is Rodriguez's second foray into the 3-D genre, and though I did not use the 3-D glasses while viewing the movie, the scenes accenting the technology are pretty obvious to the casual observer and distract from the overall viewing experience. I really enjoyed the visual style Robert Rodriguez employed in Sin City, and that movie may have even been enhanced with a few 3-D moments, but Sharkboy and Lava girl was a move in the opposite direction for the maverick director.


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