Shorts: The Adventures of the Wishing Rock2009
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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Critic Reviews for Shorts: The Adventures of the Wishing Rock
The latest child's-eye adventure from Robert Rodriguez, Shorts doesn't hit the heights of his Spy Kids series. But it provides just enough smart, silly fun for families desperately seeking an easy escape from hazy August humidity.
Shorts may not be destined for long-term greatness -- it feels cheerfully disposable in every way -- but the film is also fast and funny, and grown-ups will not suffer sitting through it.
Yes, I realize this is a kids' movie, but that's no excuse for short-circuiting creativity.
My fourth-grader giggled maniacally. The 9-year-old in me did, too.
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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