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Plot: Exploring the further adventures of Carmen and Juni Cortez, who have now joined the family spy business as Level 2 OSS agents. Their new mission is to save the world from a mad scientist living on a volcanic island populated by an imaginative menagerie of creatures. On this bizarre island, none of the Cortez’s gadgets work and they must rely on their wits–and each other–to survive and save the day.
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More artificial than the first film!
While I maintain the original film wasn’t that good, it was still better than this film. Not that ‘Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams’ is god-awful or anything, it just didn’t manage to eliminate the same problems the first film had. That was artificiality! This one felt even more artificial than the first! The visual f/x were fairly were decent in parts but also very fake in others, but the overall artificiality remains in the world of the Spy Kids themselves.
In the sequel, we see an established Spy Kid network which our heroes, Carmen and Juni Cortez (Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara), find themselves having some competition from the Giggles children (Matt O’Leary and Emily Osmont) in the field of saving the world. The plot involves the Cortez kids heading to a mysterious island to retrieve a stolen weapon, while encountering genetically mutated (very fake) looking creatures, as well as a scientist named Romero (Steve Buscemi). Now, Romero is falsely advertised as the villain of the film, but from the onset he befriends the pair. Meanwhile, the Spy Kid’s parents (Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino) are looking for them with the grandparents (Ricardo Montalban and Holland Taylor) assisting them in their search.
Now, the problem with sequel is the overall storyline is not as good as the first film. There isn’t a moment where I am drawn into this bizarre universe nor am I ever afraid for the characters, or feel they are overcoming major hurdles in the adventure or amongst themselves. It is this sort of artificiality that bothers me about ‘Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams’. I’ve seen plenty of kids movies in my time, and many feel like they are genuinely overcoming a hurdle, or uniting a family rift or having a character reach a point of enlightenment. The sub-plot with the grandparents and Gregorio (Antonio Banderas) just didn’t work for me at all, although the outcome was decent, the lead up to it was rather formulaic and uninteresting. Similarly, the father/son rift subplot was extremely tame and bland. ‘Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams’ also lacked villain power, as if the bad guys were doing their thing for the sake of doing it, rather than establishing some madness behind their methods. The overall plot was generally disappointing.
However, there is some decent moments. The interaction between Alexa Vega and Darly Sambara work very well and they are an extremely likable, but the writing and Robert Rodriguez’s direction are just having them going through the motions, and the pacing of the film even seems awkward. Cheech Marin, Alan Cummings, Tony Shaloub and Danny Trejo all return in limited roles to further the plot. Mike Judge, of ‘Beavis and Butthead’ fame, returns in a bigger role as Donnagon Giggles and their is another decent cameo (which I won’t spoil). Overall, for the reasons stated, the film lacks the magic of other kid’s films and this is partly due to the artificiality of the story/characters and some of the visual effects.
**½ out of *****!
Turning Terrible into Tolerable
13 August 2002. This sequel is really a puzzle in movie making possibilities – bordering on terrible, inconsistent, bad, and just plain stupid. But somewhere, either the director or Antonio Banderas, or scriptwriters infuse the movie with a good dose of fantasy, crazy fun, humor, emotional family generational lessons to even out the movie. As bad as this movie was, it was funny and the lines and acting in some places made the movie one of the more humorous this year. Perhaps, the movie was so bad that it was good.
The attempt to go over the top, make the sequel more of everything was abundantly clear, which isn’t always a good thing. The director and scriptwriter took risks, a number of them falling pretty much flat on their head, but at the same time, a number of ideas (Banderas, hair with seeing his mother in law for example) actually worked for me. Thus, I enjoyed the movie even while trying to condemn it for being bad.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 40 min (100 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Director Robert Rodriguez
Writer Robert Rodriguez
Actors Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Alexa PenaVega, Daryl Sabara
Awards 3 wins & 3 nominations.
Production Company Dimension Films, Troublemaker Studios
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Sony HDW-F900, Panavision Primo Lenses (modified by Panavision)
Laboratory EFilm (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Video (HDTV)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (master format), HDTV (1080p/24)
Printed Film Format 35 mm, Digital (Texas Instruments DLP 1280 x 1024, 1.9 : 1 anamorphic)