Shorts: The Adventures of the Wishing Rock (2009)
Critic Consensus: Shorts has imagination and energy, but most viewers beyond elementary school will likely tire of the kiddie humor and sensory overload.
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|Rating:||PG (for mild action and some rude humor)|
|Genre:||Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy|
|Directed By:||Robert Rodriguez|
|Written By:||Robert Rodriguez|
|In Theaters:||Aug 21, 2009 Wide|
|On DVD:||Nov 24, 2009|
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Critic Reviews for Shorts: The Adventures of the Wishing Rock
Light, silly fun, amiably performed by both its veteran cast and exuberant young 'uns.
It is a wildly self-indulgent fantasy adventure that should have gone straight to Youtube, where all 'Dad-thinks-he's-cool-with-a-camera' home videos belong.
Yes, it's definitely made for the much younger set, but it also has quite a few zany little off guard touches, resulting in genuine laughs for anyone who can appreciate the humor.
...what poignancy is served injecting heavy messages about parenting... into a movie which glorifies the suburban existence, makes light of bullying, and gratuitously employs property destruction for comic effect?
Audience Reviews for Shorts: The Adventures of the Wishing Rock
very different than many kids films and is very good
Let me guess. You scrolling down the review section of our profile, looking at each poster on the left of the reviews, and come across this review and see only kids on the film poster. Yes! Robert Rodriguez's "Shorts" is a kids-only film. The film's actors are decent but the film and its sense of humor is too silly for adults. But I have to give props to its creativity, the way the film is split into chapters (probably a homage to Quentin Tarantino movies), and energy.
Not as good as the "Spy Kids" movies but better than the terrible "Sharkboy and Lavagirl" movie. Eeesh! Double eesh!
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