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Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002)

Cast: Antonio Banderas, Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, more...
Director: Robert Rodriguez, Robert Rodriguez
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Studio: Dimension
Genre: Adventure, Espionage, Mad Science, Mad Science
Running Time: 100 min.
Languages: English, Spanish, French
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The prepubescent, globetrotting, super-spy sibling duo from director Robert Rodriguez's surprise 2001 hit Spy Kids is back to save the world for a second time in this bigger-budget, larger-scale sequel. Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams opens with our heroes Carmen and Juni (Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara), now official OSS agents, in the midst of another crisis situation: They have to reclaim to the powerful Transmooker Device from the clutches of those who might try to use it to permanently disable energy on Earth. Their quest leads them to the tropical lair of Romero (Steve Buscemi), an unhinged scientist who retreated into seclusion after a daring experiment backfired on him -- as well as on a whole breed of mutant creatures. As if finding the Transmooker weren't enough, Carmen and Juni have to contend with another set of mini-spies, Gary and Gerti Giggles (Matt O'Leary and Emily Osment), who are eager to one-up the world's most-respected spy kids. Returning to Spy Kids 2 are parents Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino, as well as the evil-doers of the first film, Alan Cummings and Tony Shalhoub. ~ Michael Hastings, All Movie Guide

Special Features:

  • Robert Rodriguez Ten-Minute Film School "Big Movies Made Cheap"
  • "A New Kind of Stunt Kid"
  • Commentary with Robert Rodriguez
  • Lost Scenes with optional Director's commentary
  • Behind-the-scenes montages
  • Total Access 24/7: "A Day in the Life of Spy Kids"

GreenCine Member Reviews

Nothing new here, kiddies... by Emomovieluver March 27, 2003 - 9:53 AM PST
4 out of 4 members found this review helpful
While the original "Spy Kids" was delightfully original, clever and charmingly funny, the sequel is a standard rehash with dashes of comic moments. The kids are still cute but many of the adult characters are now relegated to second string bit parts and contribute virtually nothing to the over-all story. Rodriguez is a film maker's film maker and there's homage to fantasy films that must have inspired him most notably Ray Harryhausen's fantasy creatures and animated skeletons most of us 30's-something movie fans grew up with. Of course, the stop motion photog. has been replaced by dynamic C.G.I. special FX. Note: director Rodriguez has recruited some terrific on-screen talent including Ricardo Montalban, Tony Shalhoub, Steve Buscemi and Bill Paxton and some Rodriguez regulars (Cheech Marin & Danny Trejo).

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