SPYkids 3: Game Over

  • U
  • Robert Rodriguez (2003)
  • US
  • 80 min
SPYkids 3: Game Over
Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

Robert Rodriguez's vibrant SPYkids franchise ditches plot sophistication in favour of pure visual spectacle for this second sequel. Filmed predominantly in 3D, it makes for an optically impressive though superficial experience, as Rodriguez transforms his pint-sized spy caper into a minutely detailed cyberspace fantasy. It's like a state-of-the-art Tron for the PlayStation 2 generation, as young agents Daryl Sabara and Alexa Vega journey into the virtual-reality world of a 3D video game to save mankind from its megalomaniac creator, Sylvester Stallone. Youngsters will love the fast-moving, brightly coloured action sequences as our heroes battle through increasingly perilous game levels, while humorous cameos and witty banter help camouflage the limp storyline and weak characters. Ultimately, the tale relies too heavily on its 3D effects to really work in other formats, but at least at the cinema it's an enjoyable ride.

Plot Summary

Fantasy action sequel, starring Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino. Sent into the virtual reality world of a 3D video game, junior spies Carmen and Juni Cortez must overcome an escalating series of obstacles to reach the highest level and turn off the game. If they fail, the game's creator will enslave the minds of the young and use them to help conquer the real world.

Cast and crew

Cast

Gregorio Cortez
Antonio Banderas
Ingrid Cortez
Carla Gugino
Carmen Cortez
Alexa Vega
Juni Cortez
Daryl Sabara
Grandpa
Ricardo Montalban
Grandma
Holland Taylor
Toymaker
Sylvester Stallone
Donnagon Giggles
Mike Judge
Gary Giggles
Matt O'Leary
Gerti Giggles
Emily Osment
Felix Gumm
Richard "Cheech" Marin
Francis
Bobby Edner
Demetra
Courtney Jines
Arnold
Ryan James Pinkston
Rez
Robert Vito
Machete
Danny Trejo
Fegan Floop
Alan Cumming
Alexander Minion
Tony Shalhoub
Cesca Giggles
Salma Hayek
Romero
Steve Buscemi
Dinky Winks
Bill Paxton
Devlin
George Clooney
The GUY
Elijah Wood

Crew

Director
Robert Rodriguez

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Buena Vista
3D
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Released 1 Aug 2003
Certificate U
Categories
Childrens
Drama