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While the film is nominally a kid's film -- a surreal children's television show that makes the Teletubbies look mundane features prominently in the story -- the humor and action is genuinely good for all ages. At one point, pre-teen heroine Carmen Cortez says that no one knows what her uncle does for a living, and he moves around a lot, and is generally mysterious. To which her uncle replies "doesn't everyone have an uncle like that?" Well, yes, we do. :)
Beyond Antonio Banderas' star power -- and he does a very knowing self-parody of his own traditional parts in the movie -- other strong performances by "name" actors pepper the film, including Teri Hatcher, Tony Shaloub, Robert Patrick, Cheech Marin and -- one of those actors viewers know by sight, if not by name -- Danny Trejo.
Overall, the action is kinetic, the message sweet, the kids believable and not in the least cloying (a true rarity in film), and overall, the film is a great treat for Rodriguez fans who have been watching his evolution towards more and more fantastic material (something that seemed obviously in his blood ever since the climax of "Desperado").
Recommended for fans of Robert Rodriguez, spy film fans in touch with their inner child, and families of children ages 6 and up.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's campy, with obvious messages about the importance of family, and just plain over-the-top silly, but it was fun and enjoyable watching with the kids. Read morePublished 1 hour ago by Perry Tamte
My 6 year old son loved this movie. It was also enjoyable for myself to watch.Published 3 days ago by Julie Parker
This was such a bizarre movie. The villain plot line had really abstract, potentially nightmare-triggering images and made very little logical sense. Our 8. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Andi Jaspersen
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