IN A NUTSHELL The technosavvy siblings (Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara) go on a super-secret mission to a strange island, meet a shy, mad scientist (Steve Buscemi), and save the world – no sweat.
WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT? Following the success and surprise delights of last year?s original Spy Kids – you bet.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL Spiked drinks briefly knock out every adult at a fancy dinner.
VIOLENCE/SCARINESS Computer-animated animals fight; so do computer-animated human skeletons.
OBJECTIONABLE WORDS, PHRASES, OR STEREOTYPES One Spy Kid says a cheeky variation on the phrase full of s—.
THE VERDICT Inventive, good-natured spy fun for kids and adults; the antidote to the midget-and-mojo titters of Austin Powers.
APPROPRIATE AGES 7 and up