Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams

2002

Action / Adventure / Comedy / Family / Sci-Fi

96
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 74%
IMDb Rating 5.1 10 54,127

Synopsis


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Cast

Alexa PenaVega as Mary Dominguez
Carla Gugino as Cathy Rush
Emily Osment as Lilly
Taylor Momsen as Molly
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651.02 MB
1280*720
English
PG
23.976 fps
100 min
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1.40 GB
1920×1080
English
PG
23.976 fps
100 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by bix171 9 / 10 / 10

Really Fun

Another winner in Robert Rodriguez' budding `Spy Kids' franchise, equally as good as the first and showing real potential for the future. Rodriguez is perhaps the only filmmaker of kids' movies that seems to actually listen to what kids want and in the process delivers something every family member can indulge in--it's as delicious as chocolate, with plenty of giggles aimed at the seven to ten crowd and dazzling ideas and humor that parents can appreciate. Rodriguez has an extremely fertile imagination and while his visuals sometimes can't keep up (the digital effects are an occasional letdown) the concepts themselves are so ambitious and delightful that it's easy to look past the brief technological shortcomings. As in the first film, there are plenty of references to family films of the past (most notably `Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory' and the stop-action animation of Ray Harryhausen) and the overall design of both films is very similar. (Rodriguez seems to prefer shooting at twilight, giving everything an orange hue.) But it does seem more expansive, perhaps because he's creative enough to incorporate welcome new characters, such as the kids' grandparents (played with relish by Ricardo Montalban and Holland Taylor) and another brother-sister spy team (Emily Osment and Disney Channel favorite Matthew O'Leary) as well as fresh retakes on characters from the first film (Steve Buscemi takes on the Alan Cumming role). Rodriguez' screenplay once again takes on the theme of family but this time it's carried poignantly throughout (it got dropped rather quickly in `Spy Kids') and the result, coupled with his extraordinary vision, is a film that will thoroughly satisfy just about everyone.

Reviewed by Anish Misra 4 / 10 / 10

Spy Kids 2 Review

Spy Kids 2 is a film written and directed by Robert Rodriguez. AS I had seen the first Spy Kids film, I decided to give this film also a go, but with much lesser expectations. And what we get is the same mismash of the first film. Plot: It is upto OSS agents Carmen and Juni to recover a Transmooker device from a mysterious island. Story and direction: As usual, there is nothing much interesting to the story. BUt the way Robert decides to go with the story is very conventional. He follows the same old route that he followed with the first film. Even we have some new characters that are added to this venture, but none of them seem very likable. That may be because Robert Rodriguesz liked to do everything in the film but doesn't excel in any part. Although the visual effects are a wee bit better than the first film, but still it is a pain to the eyes considering the film's that came before this one employed much better VFX. And the implausibilties are so much that you cringe in almost every scene at the stupidity that happens. I am not saying that I have a problem with stupidity. But there is always a way to make it presentable, where this film fails the most. Performances: Alexa Vega and Carla Juni were again adorable as the Spy Kids agents. Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino were likable. Why were Alan Cummin and Tony Shalhoub asked to return for this, is still not understandable to me. Danny Trejo is will be always rememberede as Machete. The other rival kids were kind of irritating. I don't know whether it was their acting or characterization, I hated them. Verdict: Stepping down from the first film, Spy Kidfs 2 was not a great watch for me. I kept seeing my watch as to when this film will be over. Again this film will bring some smiles on the kids' faces, but nothing for teenagers or adults. I am going with a 4/10.

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 4 / 10 / 10

Juvenile nonsense

ISLAND OF LOST DREAMS is the second of the SPY KIDS franchise from director Robert Rodriguez and every bit as silly and juvenile as the first, unfortunately. The kids from the first film return to contend with a new bad guy and his army of sinister science projects. There are weird creations, monsters, and even a couple of doppleganger clones at one point. Sadly, it's a film that suffers from a lowest-common-denominator script and plenty of absolutely appalling CGI effects, particularly the WILLOW-inspired sea monsters, which I'm astonished to see in a mainstream film (apparently because it's a kid's film, it's okay to include them). The only interesting part of this, for me, is the chance to see cameoing adult actors, including the welcome likes of Bill Paxton, Danny Trejo, and Steve Buscemi, but their presence isn't enough to make this anything other than juvenile nonsense.

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