Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Rodriguez seems to be trying too hard to cram in too much - more gadgets, more characters, more noise, more color. But bigger, brighter and faster isn't necessarily better."
‑ Christy Lemire, Associated Press
"Given the appeal of his first movie, Rodriguez had a big act to follow. Spy Kids ' progeny, though slightly lacking in the warmth of the first, should no doubt please audiences."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams is certainly trippy and inventive, but the film is way too long, a little too flat and not nearly as enjoyable as the original."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"Following up his enormous hit from last year, writer-director Robert Rodriguez does the impossible -- he makes a big Hollywood sequel into a personal pet project."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Rodriguez's movie, jammed with gizmos and visual effects, looks more like a bigbudget extravaganza from a Hollywood studio than a relatively modest $40 million movie."
‑ Judith Egerton, Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
"Rodriguez seems to have forgotten that making a spectacle is not the same thing as creating a sense of wonder."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"With Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams, the Spy Kids franchise establishes itself as a durable part of the movie landscape: a James Bond series for kids."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"An imaginatively joyous adventure."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"The best example in recent memory of what happens when an independent-minded director is allowed to exercise his talents with the backing and support of a Hollywood support system."
‑ KJ Doughton, Film Threat
"Imaginativo e divertido, explora o talento de seus jovens protagonistas para criar um filme capaz de encantar toda a família."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"I didn't like the first one enough to recommend it. I liked this one even less."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"There's enough here to keep the sequel rocking, providing you can leave the adult in you at the door."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"Rodriguez tends to learn from his mistakes and made a truly superior film to the first."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"How fitting that the subtitle of this sequel is Island of Lost Dreams, for Rodriguez has let his vivid imagination run even more amok in waking, cinematic life."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"...just as enjoyable for adults as it is for kids..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
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