The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lava Girl

“Think back to when you were a kid. You probably had a lot of weird and crazy daydreams, huh? Maybe you wrote those down in a journal or drew a comic book. Maybe you acted them out with your Barbies and G.I. Joes. Now, what if your dad was a kind of a big deal filmmaker? And then what if he turned your ideas into a movie? That’d be pretty \m/ cool, huh? Well that’s exactly what happened with Sharkboy and Lava Girl. Robert Rodriguez’ son, Racer, thought up the idea that became the movie. As it turns out, there’s a damn good reason why seven year olds don’t write movies.

Rodriguez is going back to the 3D world that didn’t quite work out so well for the last spy kids. But this time instead of being inside a video game, we’re inside of a kid’s dreams. The message behind the movie is good, keep dreaming and it may come true. However, everything else just feels so dumb. I get that its aimed at seven year olds like the one who created it, but it is entirely possible to make a film that is just as enjoyable for the big kids as well.

What I find most amusing about this movie is that Sharkboy is played by an itty bitty Taylor Lautner. Yeah, that’s right kiddos. Before he was a wolfman, he was a sharkboy. Whoa. I have a theater friend who often jokes about the-role-you-leave-off-the-resume. How much you wanna bet this one is Taylor’s? It’s actually kinda hilarious.”

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