The Spy Kids are back again! This time, their trademark action is combined with the very latest digital technology and the thrill of the 3-D experience to deliver a motion picture event that pushes family fun to the next l... more »evel! Secret agents Juni (Daryl Sabara) and Carmen Cortez (Alexa Vega) set out on their most mind-blowing mission yet: a journey inside the virtual reality world of a 3-D video game where awe-inspiring graphics and creatures come dangerously to life! As they face escalating challenges through increasingly difficult levels of the game, the Spy Kids must rely on humor, high-tech gadgets, and the bonds of family in order to stop a power-hungry villain (Sylvester Stallone) set on controlling the youth of the world! Also featuring familiar faces Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, and Ricardo Montalban in an incredible all-star cast!« less
Ursula S. from BRANFORD, CT Reviewed on 5/3/2010...
Both grandsons loved it and were really into it with the 3-D glasses.
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Kipper B. from PALO ALTO, CA Reviewed on 3/31/2010...
My 8 year old grandson loved this movie and has watched it again and again.
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Staci M. from IRVINGTON, NY Reviewed on 10/18/2009...
Lots of great character actors make this last chapter in the Spy Kids story fun. The 3D is hard to watch (traditional red/blue glasses) now that 3D technology has come so far. My kids ended up just taking the glasses off after a couple minutes.
The story is okay, quite tolerable for my adventurous 4 year old and 6 year old but I don't think anyone over 10 would watch it more than once. Special effects and production design are quite cool though.
Worth getting from PBSwap, but I'd be annoyed if I paid full price for it.
Kristina C. (KCSunshineBand) from CHESTER SPRGS, PA Reviewed on 10/9/2009...
My kids loved this movie! They really enjoyed the first 2 "Spy Kids" movies and wanted the third. I was a bit hesitant because the reviews didn't seem that great. However, my 4 kids loved it. We haven't watched it in 3-D yet, but it doesn't seem to matter to them. As an adult, this was my least favorite of the three movies. It seems like many of the "bits" were geared toward 3-D effects. Plus, the story was a bit weaker. But all-in-all, it was an enjoyable night since my kids were very happy. It's obvious why this movie wasn't nominated for any awards, but kids don't pay attention to that type of stuff anyway!
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It's just too bad.
H. Semones | Denver, CO United States | 07/14/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"In this latest installment of the Spy Kids franchise, it's painfully obvious that the decline shown in Spy Kids 2 is moving along faster than a mom unplugging your Xbox game. Where the original was fun, goofy and life affirming, Spy Kids 3-D is over-blown and lacking in any feeling and consistency. Oh, the actors are having a blast, but it just doesn't translate to the audience. The only great moment was Elijah Wood's cameo as "The Guy". The most painful part was watching Stallone on screen at the same time as four different characters. Not even Ricardo Montalban acting in his best earnest grandparent mode could bring the movie to any heights. And the 3-D? They used the old technology of red in one eye and blue in the other which causes the film's colors to be muted and the film to darken inappropriately. Oh, I'm sure that kids will get a blast putting on and taking off their glasses when the film tells them, but when you have polarization technology to achieve the same effect without the headache, why use such an antiquated format? Game over is right."
Mr. JKW | Honolulu, Hawai'i | 07/27/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The third and final installment to the Spy Kids series of movies makes a grand attempt to go out with a bang, but instead just mercifully goes away...THE STORY:Juni Cortez comes out of "retirement" to save sister Carmen from an evil Virtual Reality game that threatens to corrupt the lives of America's youth (yuk yuk yuk) forever. Juni must enter the VR game and battle through 5 levels of CyberWarfare facing other gamers and assorted CyberMonsters to save Carmen.THE COOL THINGS:Obviously the big sell of this movie are the 3-D special effects. You'll get your old school 3-D glasses (red lens in one eye, blue in the other) at the box office and the movie conveniently tells you when to put them on. The virtual reality/3-D world of the video is just awesome to see and the "high-tech" battles of the movie are a nice contrast to the mutated creature/monsters of the previous movies. Overall, the movie gets an `A' for FX. Another big plus going for this movie is the prominent role of Grandpa Cortez (the legendary Ricardo Montalban) who aides Juni in rescuing Carmen. That's about it for the cool stuff though...THE CRITIQUE:Something just feels off and missing from this movie. Much of the charm of the first two movies is lost. There are no "cutesy" bad guys in this film, just follow "CyberWarriors" and virtual robot baddies. The pacing of the movie also just feels very off. The journey of Juni and his friends to Level 5 of the game, while at parts exciting, just feels very un-epic and un-exciting. The ending of the movie is also very anti-climatic. The movie is just extremely short. I found myself quite underwhelmed when Juni and the crew finally "saved" Carmen and reached Level 5 to "beat the bad guy." Have you ever found yourself doing and seeing something you were looking forward to and when it was over thought to yourself "That's It????" One cool thing at the end was bringing back much of the characters from the previous films (a nod to the franchise reaching it's finish) but again, it just feels so anti-climatic. The addition of Sylvester Stallone as the crazed Toymaker was a nice touch for the adults (with nods to Rocky in the bloopers) but seriously, how many of the little kids in the audience even know who Stallone is or having memorable recollections of Rocky or Rambo?BEST SCENES:1. Juni vs. Demetria is the "Battlebot Competition"2. The Race scene3. Lava SurfingTHE VERDICT:I'm a big fan of the Spy Kids series and quite honestly, "Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over" simply underwhelms. Sure, the action and FX are well done, but the story and pacing of the movie just doesn't deliver the same amount of "oomph" that the first two films do. If you're looking for cool VR action this movie does that well in spades, but for an entertaining and enthralling story you can probably do better elsewhere.Fare thee well Carmen and Juni Cortez, it was fun but sadly enough the Game really is over.Recommendation: Stick with the first two movies."
Spy Kids 3-D:Game Over is cool!
H. Semones | 11/14/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the best 3-D movie I've seen!When I went into the theatre I knew it would be 3-D,and it was 3-D!I would also reccomend the DVD version.I also give this two thumbs up. From,
Zack Paslay,age 9"
3-D Is Cool
H. Semones | 03/09/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Buy This You Will Love It Spy Kids 3-D IS By Far The Best Spy Kids Movie Ever The 3-D Glasses Can Get Itchy At Times Thats Why I Give This Movie 4 Stars"
Spy Kids 3D is the best movie in the universe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
H. Semones | 11/18/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If I could see 1 movie it would be Spy Kids 3D Game Over.I wish
that I could be in that movie.When it comes out on DVD i'm going
to buy for sure.And i'm going to watch it again and a again.
Spy Kids 3D Game Over is a thrill. viewer, Chanel Brown age 9"