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Can't decide if it is good or bad.
on June 12, 2005
I saw this movie on the first day it came out with my friends. Which we are all 14. We thought it would be fun to see a 3-D movie. So of course we saw all the comercials and went to see it.
The movie deals with a young boy named Max. I don't know what age he is but he sure does dream alot. He dreams so much that he creates his own little world named Planet Drool. From the title of his world you should now be able to tell how old you should be when you see this. Max dreams very often to escape his everyday life which is full of mean people. His parents fight all the time and his class thinks he is crazy. Well except for this one girl who is also plays a role in his dream.
Max creates two characters named Shark Boy and Lava Girl. He says that Shark boy lost his dad when he was young by a tornado. He and his dad were swept out to sea but were seprated. But just so happens, sharks realize that this boy is the boy that used to take care of them. (This is where I laughed out loud). The sharks started speaking and decided to raise the boy. He became Shark Boy and grew gills, fins, and whatnot. Which I found disturbing. My friends did also. Oh yeah, Lava Girl has powers of a volcano. She is full of heat. She comes to Max's house one day and tells him that she needs to take Shark Boy back to planet drool to help her save it.
So back to the present time, Max is still telling his class about Shark Boy and Lava Girl. And they still think he is nuts. Especially this one mean kid named Minus. He really doesn't like Max for some reason and you'll find out why if you watch the movie (which I am still not so sure you should). But this is where the movie takes a turn when the real Shark Boy and Lava Girl smash in to save the day. They tell max that something is wrong in planet drool and they need Max to make it stop. So Max of course goes with them and this is where you go through the ride of ice Cream,cookies volcanos, and more.
While watching Max on his adventure we get to see it in 3-D. With the red and blue 3-D glasses. Ummm first of all. I think that Spy Kids 3-D was way better with the 3-D part. In this movie yes some things pop out. Key word. Some things. Unlike in Spy Kids where you saw things float around the room. Yes they try to through things at the screen almost every 5 min. But sometimes it fails. Wait a minute! Almost half of it does not work. It get's really annoying when it doesn't work. Like when Lava Girl points at the screen and her hand is supposed to pop out. Nothing happens and we just get to see her stupid hand pointing at us for 2 mins for no reason. Lol. It's pretty funny. Yet stupid. Also it's get's even more annoying whenever things fly at us and nothing happnens. Me and my friends laughed at those pointless parts. So the 3-D not so great. OH JUST A REMINDER DONOT SIT CLOSE TO THE SCREEN WHILE WATCHING OR ELSE NOTHING WILL POP OUT AT ALL!!!! The room I was in was really small and was practicly right in front of the screen. I didn't like it at all. So remember what I tell you if you dare to see this.
Overall this movie to me was pretty stupid. The part where Max confronts his enemy Minus is just sad. Here is what happens.
Max: You have to stop doing this!
Minus: Okay I will stop (He nods and walks away)
Okay wasn't that sad. I laughed so much at that part. It was just so strange. So yes I did laugh alot during this movie. But for all the wrong reasons. The parts that were meant to be funny were not. Even all the kids that came to the movie as well did not laugh. Some of them left the theater because I guess it was too boring. But most stayed to see that happened to Max in the end. Overall I don't know what to say. Was it good or bad. It was kind of both. I mean maybe if I had nothing to do I would give this movie another try. Or maybe not. I would rather watch Spy Kids 3-D in the theaters again. Oh well. That's not gonna happen.
So if you have a bunch of little kids who want to have some fun I guess you could take them. But be prepared to become bored. This movie is ONLY 4 KIDS!!! Remember that. I mean most kids movies now days have a charm in it which older people will like it too. But this has nothing that will appeal to the older crowds. Just warning you. Oh yeah also be prepared to listen to things like
" Dreams are great!"
" Always dream"
"Dreaming is what makes the world go round"
OH I 4GOT SOMETHING. Shark boy sings for like 3 mins. It is very horrifying. I was so disgusted. Where the heck did that come from. Okay that is all I have to say.