New York Times - 07/25/2003
"...Enjoyable....Using a new, digitally based 3-D technology has allowed Mr. Rodriguez to achieve some wonderfully vertiginous perspectives and rushing camera movements..."
USA Today - 07/25/2003
"...All manner of projectiles zoom over the audience....SPY KIDS 3-D is a good example of complex Hollywood wizardry placed in the service of sharp, intelligent family entertainment..."
Entertainment Weekly - 08/01/2003
"...It's THE MATRIX meets TRON meets JIMMY NEUTRON..."
Box Office - 09/01/2003
"...The computer animation and 3-D effects are impressive..."
Total Film - 04/01/2004
"[T]his is the first 3-D DVD feature - glasses included! - and certainly the movie has its moments..."
The SPY KIDS are back in this third installment of the popular series from Robert Rodriguez. Juni Cortez (Daryl Sabara) is ready to quit the OSS spy Agency until the President (George Clooney, in one of the film's many celebrity cameos) warns him that the evil Toymaker (Sylvester Stallone) has taken his sister Carmen (Alexa Vega) hostage in a technicolor virtual reality videogame created to take over the minds of the young people playing it. In order to rescue Carmen and save the world from the domination of the Toymaker, Juni must journey inside of the videogame and risk his own life to beat it and the various riddles and monsters designed to challenge him. Leaving his spy parents (Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino) behind, Juni brings along his Grandfather (Ricardo Montelban) and OSS agents Cesca (Salma Hayek) and Donnagon Giggles (Mike Judge) to help him save the world. Once inside the technicolor reality Juni must conquer each level of the game while avoiding death and the ultimate videogame defeat: "game over." Rodriguez's usual brand of high-octane adventure and nonstop action is fueled by cutting-edge animation and numerous celebrity cameos including: Steve Buscemi, Alan Cumming, Bill Paxton, and Elijah Wood.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
Spy Kids(TM) 3-D: Game Over
The Spy Kids are back again! This time, their trademark action is combined with the very latest digital technology and the thrill of the 3-D experience to deliver a motion picture event that pushes family fun to the next level! Secret agents Juni (Daryl Sabara) and Carmen Cortez (Alexa Vega) set out on their most mind-blowing mission yet: a journey inside the virtual reality world of a 3-D video game where awe-inspiring graphics and creatures come dangerously to life! As they face escalating challenges through increasingly difficult levels of the game, the Spy Kids must rely on humor, high-tech gadgets, and the bonds of family in order to stop a power-hungry villain (Sylvester Stallone) set on controlling the youth of the world! Also featuring familiar faces Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, and Ricardo Montalban in an incredible all-star cast!