Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
Overall Rating: 4.0
Genre: Family, Action/Adventure
Contains: Mild action and rude humor.
Cast: Alexa Vega, Jessica Alba, Daryl Sabara, Joel McHale
MPPA Rating and Time: PG. 1 hr. 40 min.
Marissa Wilson (Jessica Alba) is a housewife/former spy who wants to have a normal life with her family. However, when the Timekeeper (Jeremy Piven) threatens to stop time to be able to go back and see his father again, Marissa is activated again. Her step children Cecil (Mason Cook) and Rebecca (Rowan Blanchard) don’t like the fact that Marissa is their step mother until they find out that she has been a spy before. To take down the Timekeeper, the OSS brings in Carmen (Alexa Vega) and Juni (Daryl Sabara) to save the day.
I must be the only one who thought that Spy Kids 3D was an alright movie. However, I feel that they took a big step down from this one. The storyline was the same as the other Spy Kids, but with the mixture of the Aroma-Scope, it made the movie unbearable. If it wasn’t for Ricky Gervais, who played the dog, the movie would have been a total nightmare. However, I have to add that my child laughed her head off. She loved the 3D (and it was actually 3D) and she loved the scratch and sniff card that they gave us. It was fun to see Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara all grown up. I remember seeing the Spy Kids movies and they have been lame and fun at the same time. There are many critics that will try to rip this film apart, but my stance on it is that it is a good family movie.
Along the same lines of a FAMILY movie, there was on part they should have left out. The scene when Carmen has a bunch of people around her, she says “OH Shi—taki mushrooms.” This is where I thought was a little much for what is clearly a children’s movie. However, my daughter missed it and asks me “What are Shi—tooto mushrooms?” It was quiet funny. I have to say I laughed in the movie and you have the moral at the end of the movie. This movie wasn’t worth it for me in terms of a good movie with good acting, but it was hilarious to watch my child react to the poop smell on the card.
This movie was alright for me, but amazing for my kid. If it was up to her, this movie would be an easy 10. However, for the adults that are going to have to stick through it for the children. Brace yourself for the Smell-O-Vision parts of the movie especially on number six. Your child is going to love it because they think it is funny, but it smells like a dirty diaper so, not so pleasant for us adults, unless you are into that kind of thing.