Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams 2002

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

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Though the concept is no longer fresh, Spy Kids 2 is still an agreeable and energetic romp.

75%

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Now full fledged Spy Kids, Carmen (Alexa Vega) and Juni (Daryl Sabara) Cortez are back for another James Bond style adventure. Their newest mission takes them to a distant island where they take on a mysterious man and his imaginative creatures. But this time, they also have to fight the forces of rival sibling Spy Kids, Gary (Matt O'Leary) and Gerti (Emily Osment) Giggles, as they head right into a trap that will test each and every spy in the Cortez family.

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Critic Reviews for Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

All Critics (136) | Top Critics (34) | Fresh (102) | Rotten (34)

  • Rodriguez seems to be trying too hard to cram in too much - more gadgets, more characters, more noise, more color. But bigger, brighter and faster isn't necessarily better.

    October 24, 2011 | Full Review…
  • Rodriguez seems to have forgotten that making a spectacle is not the same thing as creating a sense of wonder.

    August 20, 2002
  • I didn't like the first one enough to recommend it. I liked this one even less.

    August 12, 2002
  • Given the appeal of his first movie, Rodriguez had a big act to follow. Spy Kids ' progeny, though slightly lacking in the warmth of the first, should no doubt please audiences.

    August 9, 2002

    Claudia Puig

    USA Today
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  • With Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams, the Spy Kids franchise establishes itself as a durable part of the movie landscape: a James Bond series for kids.

    August 9, 2002 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • There's enough here to keep the sequel rocking, providing you can leave the adult in you at the door.

    August 9, 2002 | Rating: B

Audience Reviews for Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

  • Aug 26, 2015
    Ridiculously absurd, Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams is a goofy children's film that delivers some fun laughs. After being shown up by a rival team of spy kids, Carmen and Juni Cortez attempt to redeem themselves by retrieving a stolen top secret device that's been taken to a mysterious remote island. Steve Buscemi gives an excellent performance as a mad scientist, and some of the child actors (Emily Osment and Taylor Momsen) are pretty good too. Additionally, the film's tone is less zany than the original, which makes the comedy work better. Yet, while Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams has its moments, overall it's still low-budget shlock.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 06, 2013
    Rodriguez's sequel to the family-fun adventure expands even more and is visually advanced. Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams goes beyond its normal concept and is loosely yet efficient. With a much more expanded cast of supporting actors and its usual charm makes for a slight improvement than its predecessor. 4.5/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer
  • Dec 22, 2012
    Not as good as the first and completely different too, Very wierd story and just felt too silly at times and very effects heavy that weren't too good.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 10, 2012
    It's still flawed as ever but, this time, the action scenes are fun, and the plot reasonable.
    Bram S Super Reviewer

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