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Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002)

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Action & Adventure movie directed by Robert Rodriguez

This delightful sequel toSpy Kidsdemonstrates once again writer-director Robert Rodriguez's remarkable gift for wild invention. Carmen and Juni Cortez (Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara) are now regular operatives for a spy agency, but a couple of rival spy … see full wiki

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Director: Robert Rodriguez
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The Adventure Continues.

  • Nov 1, 2004
Beginning a couple years after SPY KIDS left off, SPY KIDS 2: THE ISLAND OF LOST DREAMS finds Juni and Carmen as two of the top-notch kid spies in the international spy Agency that their family is all involved with. When a top secret gadget, called the Transmooger, that can shut down any defense system in the world is stolen, Juni is blamed and the sibling duo is pulled out of running from top-ranking status. However, Carmen uses her killer hacking skills to arrange it so the her and Juni are sent after the crooks who stole the Transmooger. Their search leads them to an invisible island that is home to a menagerie of genetically created monsters. The Cortez siblings soon find themselves fending off giant reptiles and skelton armies as they attempt to get the Transmooger back from a man bent on taking over the world.

SPY KIDS 2 is made in the same spirit as the original movie, but it's a bit too much over-the-top. SPY KIDS was a movie taken straight from the mind of a man-child suffering from Peter Pan syndrome. In SPY KIDS 2, the child-like mind is still there, but it's haunted by the upcoming onset of puberty. This could have made for an interesting struggle in the film, but the tension was a nuissance that was covered by overcompensating in other areas.

As a side note, SPY KIDS 2 is a homage to the creature creations of famed special effects/monster wizard Ray Harryhausen. His influence is felt all over the picture and it was kind of nice to sit back, relax, and enjoy a movie that felt like an old SINBAD picture. Kids will love this movie, teens will find it boring, and adults will have a mixed response. I enjoyed SPY KIDS better, but overall found SPY KIDS 2 to be almost as entertaining and fun as the original.

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