August 26th, 2012

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Tarantino/Rodriguez: Spy Kids: All the Time in the World

Well it's been a little over a month and a half (including a vacation hiatus) and we've reached the end of the Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez Expletive Dleted project. It's been a hell of a ride. We're ending this with Robert Rodriguez' return to the Spy Kid franchise.

What I love about Robert Rodriguez when it comes to kiddie movies is that he really does have a Peter Pan complex himself. He's a Toys R Us kid who doesn't wanna grow up. He may not be able to nail the appeals-to-the-adults aspect that makes the best kid flicks, but he's got the juvenile mentality down pretty \m/ well.

Spy Kids 4 checks in with our original kids and introduces a new spy family. The details of the story are incredibly cheesey and implausible, but the fun vibe is still there. New gadets, new spies, new baddies. Besides bringing back Alexa Vega and Darryl Sabarra, we're adding in Jessica Alba, Joel McHale, and Jeremy Piven. If you can overlook the glaring plotholes and dumb dialogue, it's a great ride. It just takes a lot of effort and the proper mindset to do so.

So yeah, I'd have liked to end this project on a better note, but you can't win 'em all. We've got Django Unchained to look forward to later this year from Tarantino and Rodriguez' Machete Kills shouldnt be too far behind. I'm already scheming my next project, so look for that in October. Until then, I'll just be spending all my time at the movie theater. Yay!