I remember kids movies being bad, especially when I was a kid. He threatens to punch him, tries to attack him often, and seems to get a kick out of it, and the duo never really have believable enough chemistry. You'll hop from ice caverns to cookie rafts to bubble worlds with no real rhyme or reason, the frankly pointless expositional dialogue forever flopping out of the three young actors' mouths. Everyone always knew that Max had a wild imagination, but no one believed that his wildest creations — a boy raised by watchful great white sharks and a girl with the force of a volcano — were real. Cayden Boyd—younger brother of better actress Jenna Boyd—gives a terrible performance as the whiny, and annoying Max whose imagination could spell hope, or doom for his own world. Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer Critics 20% Audience 31% Writer and director Robert Rodriguez returns to the family-friendly adventure of his Spy Kids movies with this three-dimensional action opus. You are watching the movie The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl Everyone always knew that Max had a wild imagination, but no one believed that his wildest creations — a boy raised by watchful great white sharks and a girl with the force of a volcano — were real.
But his dream is more powerful than even he suspects, one day he is recruited by the duo to help save their planet. It's as if he had a whole lot of visual junk left over from the surprisingly tiresome Spy Kids 3-D and just decided to stretch 'em out into one more kiddie flick. Just be sure to pop a couple aspirins before the lights go down. Now, Max is blasting off on a mission to Planet Drool where Shark Boy Taylor Lautner -- a kid once lost at sea and raised under the watchful fins of sharks only to become half-shark -- and Lava Girl Taylor Dooley — a volcanic beauty who emits leaping flames and red-hot rocks — live in a realm of astonishing wonders, one in which the Train of Thought can whisk you off to the mouth-watering Land of Milk and Cookies. It is based on true events of The Adarsh Society Scam, a real life story set on the backgrounds of Indian Army. Bullied by classmates, young Max Cayden Boyd escapes into a fantasy, conjuring up the action-packed lives of Lavagirl Taylor Dooley and Sharkboy Taylor Lautner.
Rodriguez delivers a chat-track full of production tidbits and interesting observations, but after a while it feels like you're listening to a guy narrate his own home movies. Max is a normal guy with a dreaming habit-making him a target for bullies. The actors aren't believable and sometimes funny because of how bad they are , the effects are lame, and the story is weak. Max is a lonely child in the suburbs of Austin who creates an imaginary world named Planet Drool, with a pair of very special imaginary playmates: Shark Boy, a human-shark half-breed cared for by a pack of great whites, and Lava Girl, a girl with superpowers who can conjure heat and fire at will. If you choose to go the 3-D route, be prepared to re-calibrate your video settings just a little, and be sure to wear one of the four pairs of glasses that are included in the package.
Teeming with mountainous roller coasters and violet skies, Planet Drool looks like the perfect kid paradise until Max meets up with the shocking Mr. With Shark Boy and Lava Girl in trouble, only Max can guide them — by imagining every clever move of their wily escape from Mr. But obviously, if you're a Rodriguez fan as you should be , you'll probably have to give this one a rental to decide for your very own, and I always admire that attitude. Extras: There's a feature-length audio commentary with the seemingly inexhaustible Robert Rodriguez, with a few guest appearances from his son Racer. This one made me wish I were in a dentist's chair getting a root canal. Optional subtitles are available in English and Spanish.
Shot and originally released in the 3-D format, The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl also stars David Arquette and Kristin Davis as Max's parents, and George Lopez as a schoolteacher; writer and director Rodriguez wrote the film's story in collaboration with his then seven-year-old son, Racer Rodriguez. When they finally make it to Birmingham, they meet Grandma Sands and her friend, Mr. Taylor Launtley is cringe-inducing, and awfully awful as the odd character Sharkboy. » My 6 year old daughter loved the movie, so I'll never repeat any of this in front of her. One day, he accidentally summons imaginary characters in his mind named sharkboy and lavagirl. In a nutshell, it's not the worst kids movie out there, but it is close.
Using his 7-year-old son's very active imagination as the springboard to a really lame film, Mr. But the awful acting is also attributed to the badly written characters. But Max has an active imagination, and he has a pair of very special imaginary playmates -- Shark Boy Taylor Lautner , a human-shark half-breed cared for by a pack of great whites, and Lava Girl Taylor Dooley , a girl with superpowers who can conjure heat and fire at will. And on and on and on. Thomas T September 8, 2016 There are some exciting 3-D aspects, but there are also no exciting characters, no exciting story, no fuel of excitement put into this non-exciting adventure, and I believe I have said enough.
Dare I say this piece is about 15 times more entertaining than the movie itself, despite that fact that it's not even in 3-D! Electricity, a super-villain determined to deprive children of their sleep. But one day, Lavagirl and Sharkboy suddenly come to life -- and their world, Planet Drool, needs a hero named Max. Without any noteworthy semblance of character development or narrative structure, you're left watching a 88-minute video-game demo. Electric George Lopez and his sidekick Minus Jacob Davich who are trying to do away with all dreams forever. But when circumstances separate Buzz and Woody from their owner, the duo eventually learns to put aside their differences.
Must have sold his soul. As Max escapes to Planet Drool, he battles aliens and tries to save his new friends' planet from destruction. Max Cayden Boyd is a ten-year-old boy who doesn't get along with his peers and is constantly bullied at school. Granted, it is a kids movie so it really isn't for everyone. Ah yes, the 3-D gimmick; truly a shining beacon of narrative genius, isn't it? How can we like two children heroes whom are so unlikable? Two officers Colonel Abhay Singh and Major Jai Bakshi with patriotic hearts suddenly have a fallout. So discovers ten-year-old Max Cayden Boyd , an outcast little boy who has become lost in his own fantasy world in an attempt to escape the everyday worries of dealing with parents David Arquette and Kristin Davis , school bullies and no-fun summer vacations.
Talk about over-indulging your child. I personally liked this movie quite a lot, despite it being a bad plot, getting boring at times, but it never took away from its entertaining factor. I almost feel bad for bashing the movie so effusively, because I really do think that Robert Rodriguez is a fresh and unique sort of filmmaker. Taking the name Sanjuro Kuwabatake, the ronin convinces both silk merchant Tazaemon and sake merchant Tokuemon to hire him as a personal bodyguard, then artfully sets in motion a full-scale gang war between the two ambitious and unscrupulous men. So far the movie has been viewed 2646 times. Content is from the site's 2005 archived pages and reviews and images from various sources. Speedily conjuring up an incredible array of gadgets, gizmos, contraptions and cool ideas.