"Spy Kids 3D: Game over"
"Spy Kids 3D: Game Over"...
THIS THIRD instalment of a popular kids movie is a fun ride, entertaining kids and parents alike. Robert Rodriguez who has written, edited, directed, wielded the camera, supervised the special effects and produced the film has, without a doubt, made a venture that will send children into an amusement park world powered by superhero fantasies all running on state-of-the-art digital technology.
Underage brother-sister secret agents, Carmen (Alexa Vega) and Juni Cortez (Daryl Sabara), are drawn back into active espionage. Juni has left the secret agent game and is leading an ordinary life when Carmen is discovered missing. She is sucked into a destructive video game called Game Over created by the evil Toymaker (Sylvester Stallone) who wants to capture hoards of youngsters by trapping them into the game and of course, gaining supremacy over the whole world. And it takes Carmen's capture and the request of no less a person than the President of the U.S. (George Clooney) to get Juni out of his retired life and enter the game of five levels of digital labyrinth and win it too.
Not only has he to rescue Carmen but also beat the Toymaker at his own game and save the world. A pig-tailed scientist Francesca Giggles (Salma Hayek) guides him from outside the game. Juni is also told that he can get additional help. He chooses his grandfather (Ricardo Montalban) who is given a pair of mega legs for this mission. It also turns out that grandpa has an axe to grind - he wants to settle scores with Toymaker. The film has some of the most popular talents of Hollywood - Antonio Banderas as father, Clooney as the President, Salma Hayek as scientist, and then, of course, Stallone as Toymaker. Delightful and quirky it is pretty amazing how each one is ready to don tiny roles in such a venture. The director focuses on the richness and value of family and even throws in a mild romance between Juni and a young digital femme fatale. As for the 3-D factor, while it is cool to have things zip past your ears, it could get a bit weary at times.
The story is of no great significance. But when you are seeing one of the biggest video games on screen and almost seem like you are a part of it all that won't make an iota of difference!
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