When I say I’m a fan of Robert Rodriquez, I honestly mean it…otherwise, sitting through a Spy Kids movie would have been something I NEVER would have done, but, when it dropped in my inbox and I saw it was another Rodriquez movie, I decided to give it a shot…and I couldn’t have been more surprised!
I’ve never watched one of the previous movies in this franchise, so I’m coming in with fairly new eyes, but, I have seen almost every other Rodriquez movie (made for adults) and found myself curious as to what a master of ‘exploitation’ cinema could do with a kids movie…and the answer is A LOT!
The story here introduces two new spy kids, Rebecca and Cecil, they live with their dad and step-mom (Marissa) (who happens to be a retired spy). When the evil Time Keeper rears his ugly head with an attempt to stop time, Marissa is reactivated and called into action…and that means it isn’t long before the kids are drawn into the action themselves.
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World is definitely a kids movie, but it’s not so ‘out there’ that you can’t enjoy it as an adult, there’s plenty of fun action and, as with all Rodriquez movies, the effects are out of this world! And, luckily, Anchor Bay has released a package that includes a DVD, a Blu-Ray, a 3D DVD and a Digital copy (for your spy kids in the car), it looks great and it just a fun movie! Speaking as someone who is just sitting through his first Spy Kids movie, this one is well worth your time, it’s a movie that your kids will love and you won’t mind sitting through yourself! I’m giving Spy Kids: Alll The Time In The World 4 out of 4 cigars, it’s fun without being so ‘over the top’ or ‘sugary sweet’ that you’ll feel that you need insulin afterward! Travel in time with the kids by heading over to http://www.anchorbayent.com.