The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D
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The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D
Writer and director Robert Rodriguez returns to the family-friendly adventure of his Spy Kids movies with this three-dimensional action opus. Max (Cayden Boyd) is a ten-year-old boy who doesn't get along with his peers and is constantly bullied at school. But Max has an active imagination, and he has a pair of very special imaginary playmates -- Shark Boy (Taylor Lautner), a human-shark half-breed cared for by a pack of great whites, and Lava Girl (Taylor Dooley), a girl with superpowers who can conjure heat and fire at will. Max may be a creative boy, but what he doesn't know is that… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's terrible 3-D. I think the story is terrible as well."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Kids will love the 3-D aspect of this movie."
‑ Common Sense Media Editors, Common Sense Media
"A fun summer film for grade school kids, it avoids the subtle meanness and double entendres that filmmakers sometimes insert into films geared to children."
‑ Stefan Ulstein, Christianity Today
"A movie for kids, by kids, even if Rodriguez was there for a little bit of technical supervision."
‑ Todd Gilchrist, IGN Movies
"Avoid like Sharkboy-infested waters."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"A half-baked world no kid would want to visit."
‑ Melinda Ennis, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Robert Rodriquez continues in the vein of his "Spy Kids" films with another visually frenetic kiddie crowd-pleaser that will leave adult chaperons exiting the cinema nursing headaches."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"Rodriguez es un niño grande que trabaja como cineasta, pero niño al fin y al cabo. Esa es la verdadera tercera dimensión del filme, la de su corazón infantil"
‑ Jorge Avila Andrade, Moviola
"We find only disjointed clamor and confusion amid a babble of noise and flashing lights. The movie seemed to me little more than a clever afternoon special."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Reminds us, unequivocally, why 3-D failed to catch on. "Special" effects notwithstanding, this Robert Rodriguez quickie is strictly for the younger set."
‑ David N. Butterworth, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"Nothing's scary, and everything's so light it's on the verge of evaporating."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"The words Robert Rodriguez would come to regret saying for years to his son: "This would make a cool movie"."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"No amount of bells & whistles can salvage a screenplay this half-baked."
‑ Scott Weinberg, DVDTalk.com
"My 3-year-old kept his glasses on through most of the film, he remembered characters' names and he didn't potty in his pants. That alone is worth the price of admission."
‑ Michael Szymanski, Sci-Fi Weekly
"Robert Rodriguez' paternal love for his son is admirable - but not if you have to pay the price of admission to this fumbling fiasco."
‑ Susan Granger, Modamag.com
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