Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams Although its grade-school admirers may disagree, much of "Spy Kids"' charm came from spy parents Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino.Unfortunately, "SK2" marginalizes their characters in… Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams Although its grade-school admirers may disagree, much of "Spy Kids"' charm came from spy parents Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino.Unfortunately, "SK2" marginalizes their characters in…
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SPY KIDS 2: THE ISLAND OF LOST DREAMS (2003)

MPAA Rating: PG
EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Feb 18, 2003; Movie Rated: PG; Genres: Action/Adventure, Kids and Family; With: Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Daryl Sabara and Alexa Vega; Distributor: Dimension Films

Although its grade-school admirers may disagree, much of ''Spy Kids''' charm came from spy parents Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino.Unfortunately, ''SK2'' marginalizes their characters in favor of titular prodigies Carmen (Vega) and Juni (Sabara). More damaging is the film's overreliance on scenery-chewing supporting players (Holland Taylor, Ricardo Montalban, Steve Buscemi) and CGI spectacle that does nothing to mask a threadbare Dr. Moreau-esque plot.

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Originally posted Feb 14, 2003 Published in issue #695 Feb 14, 2003 Order article reprints
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