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Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Review

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by AVForums May 1, 2004 at 12:00 AM

    Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Review
    Coming just in time for the school holidays it's Spy Kids 3D Game Over. After deciding to leave the agency and the rest of his espionage entrenched family, Juni (Daryl Sabara) is brought back into the fold by a call from the former head of the agency, now turned President of the United States, (George Clooney) in order to rescue his sister Carmen (Alex Vega) from the mysterious Toymaker (Sylvester Stallone).

    Whilst Carmens body is at the Agency in a holding bay, the Toymaker has imprisoned her mind in a virtual reality game with which he plans to enslave the world's children. Assisted by his wheelchair-bound grandfather (Ricardo Montalban) who, thanks to an in game power-up token, is not only able to walk again but gains almost superhero like powers, Juni finds himself not only out to rescue his sister but also stop the Toymakers plans and prevent his escape into the real world.

    Originally produced in 3-D, (using a modern CGI spin on the old red/blue double image process and retro 3-D glasses), the movie aims to make the most of its video-game setting with plenty of CGI created 3D moments. Running for 84 minutes I'm sure that kids will be enthralled with the 3D objects flying around and the age-old 3D trick of people reaching out of the screen. There's also plenty of action including a Wipeout/Tron inspired “Megarace” section featuring some pretty good effects and 3-D sections. Sadly this outing does seem to be aimed squarely at the younger members of the audience although adults can still play guess the celebrity cameo.