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Marissa Cortez Wilson (Jessica Alba) has it all: married to a famous spy-hunting television reporter (Joel McHale), with a new baby and intelligent twin step kids, Rebecca (Rowan Blanchard) and Cecil (Mason Cook). When maniacal Timekeeper (Jeremy Piven) disrupts her domestic bliss--threatening to take over the planet--Marissa comes out of retirement as a top secret agent. With Armageddon quickly approaching, Rebecca and Cecil are thrust into action! With a little help from some familiar Spy Kids friends, Carmen (Alexa Vega), Juni (Daryl Sabara), and their faithful dog Argonaut (Ricky Gervais) and some mind-blowing gadgets, they just may be able to save the world!
Some might wonder when Robert Rodriguez will let the Spy Kids series go and move on but with this new film it looks like it might be awhile. The original kids Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara are on hand as grown counterparts of themselves, but the film feels more like a reboot than an actual sequel. Rodriguez has always been inventive and He has a great imagination when it comes to Spy Kids but this one like the last two doesn't have the charm, cuteness and freshness the original had.
In "Spy Kids: All the Time in the World," a retired spy Marissa Wilson, now a mother of one daughter and two step-children, is called back into action once again, when the world is threatened by a mysterious villain "The Timekeeper." Her husband Wilbur Wilson and two step-kids Rebecca and Cecil know nothing about Marissa's true identity until they too get involved in a fight against the evil organization.
Certainly not as good as the first film but I don't think it deserved the bashing it received, after all this is clearly aimed at children and I would guess most all will enjoy it. The special effects and gadgets used in the film are fun and I can imagine even more fun for kids because as an adult parts seemed recycled to me.
The bottom line is some adults may not like the film very much but like I said before I think most children are going to have a good time watching it with lots of laughs, action and adventure. The core audience here is children so if you have any then I recommend picking this one up. The film comes as a single DVD or a Three-Disc 3D Blu-ray / Blu-ray / DVD Combo + Digital Copy. Special Features include
Robert Rodriguez Interview
Featurette: Passing the Torch
Spy Gadgets and More
Released by Anchor Bay Entertainment
*** Out Of *****