Spy Kids: Mission Critical - Netflix
What if grown-up spies can't do the job? It's up to junior spies Juni and Carmen Cortez to defeat S.W.A.M.P. in an animated series based on the films.
Status: In Development
Runtime: 30 minutes
Spy Kids: Mission Critical - Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over - Netflix
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (also known as Spy Kids 3: Game Over) is a 2003 American spy adventure comedy film and the sequel to Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams. Written and directed by Robert Rodriguez, co-produced by Elizabeth Avellán and the third installment in the Spy Kids series. It was released in the United States on July 25, 2003 by Dimension Films. The film stars Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, Ricardo Montalbán, Holland Taylor, Mike Judge, Cheech Marin, and Sylvester Stallone. Initially intended to be the final installment in the Spy Kids series, a fourth film, All the Time in the World, was released in 2011.
Spy Kids: Mission Critical - Critical reception - Netflix
The film received mixed reviews from critics. Review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 45% approval rating based on 141 reviews, with an average rating of 5.4/10. The website's critical consensus states: “The movie will be found wanting if one is not taken in by the 3-D visuals.” Metacritic reports a 57/100 rating based on 30 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews”. Bob Longino of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution wrote that “the 3-D process will hurt your eyes. The onscreen characters, who also wear 3-D glasses, even say so when it's time to take them off.” However, he also stated that it helped mask what he deemed as an overall lack of a story. Jim Lane of Sacramento News and Review called the 3D scenes “murky and purple like a window smeared with grape jell-o.” Roger Ebert suggested that perhaps Rodriguez was held back by the film's technical constraints. Ebert also admitted to showing disdain for the 3D gimmick, saying that the picture quality with the 3D glasses is more murky and washed out than the crisper and more colorful 2D films. Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle noted Carmen's absence for much of the film and criticized the plot's repeated scenes of Juni attempting over and over again to reach Level Five. Kimberly Jones of the Austin City Chronicle praised the visuals but called the plot twig-thin and stated that the parents' near absence in the story makes Rodriguez's continuing theme of family ties seem much less resonant than in the other films. The reason the characters were in minor roles and cameos was because Rodriguez was filming Once Upon a Time in Mexico while writing the third Spy Kids film.
Spy Kids: Mission Critical - References - Netflix