The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D


The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D

Critics Consensus

The decision to turn this kiddie fantasy into a 3-D film was a miscalculation.



Total Count: 124


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Writer and director Robert Rodriguez returns to the family-friendly adventure of his Spy Kids movies with this three-dimensional action opus. Max (Cayden Boyd) is a ten-year-old boy who doesn't get along with his peers and is constantly bullied at school. But Max has an active imagination, and he has a pair of very special imaginary playmates -- Shark Boy (Taylor Lautner), a human-shark half-breed cared for by a pack of great whites, and Lava Girl (Taylor Dooley), a girl with superpowers who can conjure heat and fire at will. Max may be a creative boy, but what he doesn't know is that Shark Boy and Lava Girl really do exist, and he is recruited to help them as they do battle against Mr. Electricity, a super-villain determined to deprive children of their sleep. Shot and originally released in the 3-D format, The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl also stars David Arquette and Kristin Davis as Max's parents, and George Lopez as a schoolteacher; writer and director Rodriguez wrote the film's story in collaboration with his then seven-year-old son, Racer Rodriguez. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


Taylor Dooley
as Lavagirl
George Lopez
as Mr. Electric/Tobor/Ice/Guardian/Mr. Electricidad
David Arquette
as Max's Dad
Kristin Davis
as Max's Mom
Jacob Davich
as Linus/Minus
Sasha Pierterse
as Marissa / Ice Princess
Rico Torres
as Sharkboy's Dad
Rebel Rodriguez
as Sharkboy (age 5)
Racer Rodriguez
as Sharkboy (age 7)
Marc Musso
as Classroom Kid No. 1
Shane Graham
as Classroom Kid No. 2
Tiger Darrow
as Classroom Kid No. 3
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  • Dec 02, 2011
    Robert Rodriguez you are so stupid sometimes. The plot of this movie is about a kid with shark powers and a girl with lava powers who try to save a wimpy kid. This film was truly god awful, and the only reason anyone saw it because it was 3D. Its only competition at the box office was Batman Begins..... Bwahahahahahahah, thats bearly a contest.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 23, 2011
    Piece of shit!!! GEORGE LOPEZ IS THE BAD GUY!? WHAT THE FUCK!!!!
    Willis T Super Reviewer
  • Nov 22, 2011
    to sum it up, it sucked so hard, that i never seen a movie have gone so desperate for some excitement and treats the use of 3-D as a hostage! so yeah, it's really god awful, makes no sense, spoiled, and 3-D abussive in so many levels, that it's a discrase for family entertainment, it could be even worse then alvin and the chipmunks! yeah, it's that terrible and bad! F
    Juan C Super Reviewer
  • Nov 13, 2011
    This is a 3D movie of the worst ever seen. Her story is not very good, but Robert Rodriguez he has is that it is very imaginative, and sometimes the imagination makes the story fall and get damaged.
    Rodrigo R Super Reviewer

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