The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D Reviews

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July 5, 2005
July 5, 2005
June 13, 2005
It's terrible 3-D. I think the story is terrible as well.
June 12, 2005
A half-baked world no kid would want to visit.
June 11, 2005
Nothing's scary, and everything's so light it's on the verge of evaporating.
June 10, 2005
A movie that fails on nearly every level.
June 10, 2005
Shark Boy and Lava Girl have about as much appeal as a dogfish and a melting Barbie doll.
June 10, 2005
A rare window into a child's uninhibited imagination and protean playfulness, tricked out with tongue-in-cheek 3-D effects as seen through one blue lens and one red one.
June 10, 2005
Parental pride may have clouded Rodriguez's judgment.
June 10, 2005
The movie is unbelievably ugly. The garish colors Rodriguez loves so much wash out in 3-D.
June 10, 2005
You can't get this kind of full-on sensory-jolt anywhere else, not legally anyway.
June 10, 2005
It's pretty clear that all those terrific ideas could use a little discipline and maturity before they ever amount to a truly great movie.
June 10, 2005
The low-tech film looks like a kid's crude drawing, plays like entry-level Game Boy, and is about as nourishing as a Tootsie Pop.
June 10, 2005
Squinting through cardboard glasses you get at the door, you see washed-out colors, blurred images and not enough pop-out to merit the trade-off.
June 10, 2005
For a movie aimed at children, Shark Boy and Lava Girl is gloomy.
June 10, 2005
Great effort for a kid, perhaps, but not worthy of the big screen box office.
June 10, 2005
It's not just that this fable about a picked-on kid whose dreams come true is an excruciatingly dumb kids' movie. It's that it returns us to the bad old days of 3D, when the images were rendered too murky to appreciate.
June 10, 2005
Watch this movie and you wonder: How did it get made?
June 10, 2005
Not only is it empowering to kids just learning to trust their own ideas, but, like Spy Kids, it reminds kids that fighting is not always the answer.
June 10, 2005
Sounds like a grand old time -- a hip fusion of Nickelodeon attitude, the wittier children's books, and retro kitsch culture. In fact, it's a nearly unwatchable combination of the worst elements of all three.
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