Spy Kids (2001)


“Our parents can’t be spies… they’re not cool enough!” – Carmen

Number of Times Seen – 2 (6 Nov 2001 and 28 Aug 2017)

Brief Synopsis – Two kids discover that their parents are actually international spies and must rescue them when they are captured.

My Take on it – This is a film that I saw years ago and wasn’t too enamored by it, but when one of my sons suggested we watch it, I decided to give it another chance.

I truly can’t recall the last time I was sooo bored by a film.

I actually had trouble keeping myself awake during this film because it was so silly and monotonous the whole way through.

I’m aware that this is a film meant for kids, but there usually is something in kid’s movies for adults to enjoy and this one literally has nothing for anyone over the age of 12 or so.

Even the fact that Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino are in this (sparingly so), they aren’t able to help make this any more interesting.

What’s even more shocking to me is the fact that this film spurned 3 sequels.

Not a film (or series) that I plan to revisit ever again.

Bottom Line – Extremely silly and boring film. Yes, I’m aware that it’s meant for kids to enjoy, but there is nothing of interest here for anyone over the age of 12.  I’m still shocked that a film like this could inspire 3 more sequels. Skip it!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The name of the Teri Hatcher character, Miss Gradenko, is a reference to a song by The Police on their 1983 “Synchronicity” album. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy

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