The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D
10-year-old Max is an outcast little boy who has become lost in his own fantasy world in an attempt to escape the everyday worries of dealing with parents, school bullies and no-fun summer vacations. But when Max realizes the characters and adventures in his imagination might be more real than anyone else believes, his whole world changes. Now, Max is blasting off on a mission to Planet Drool where his superhero friends Sharkboy and Lavagirl live, and where the evil Mr. Electric threatens to do away with all dreams forever.
This film displays an almost cartoonish take on a family with issues. Max is a dreamer. His father is unwilling to grow up. His mother is stern and unyielding, and his teacher, played by George Lopez, is domineering and full of politically correct speeches. Something to view with concern in this movie is an ever present trend in Hollywood that portrays parents as unintelligent, unconcerned control freaks. But the film does have some redeeming qualities as good wins over evil. You even get a short science lesson. If you liked Spy Kids 3D, then The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl is sure to please.