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Spy Kids 3-d: Game Over ReviewReviewed Blu - ray by Jeffrey Kauffman, December 7, 2012Note: this title is currently available only in this edition: Spy Kids 3-d: Game Over / adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-d. You might be forgiven if you come from Spy Kids 3-d: Game Over wondering if writer-director Robert Rodriguez was just jonesin' for a Tron remake and was not about to wait for Disney to access it (which of course, they were finally done with Tron: Legacy). As the Disney semi-franchise, a large number of Spy Kids 3-d: Game Over takes place within the virtual walls of a video game, and also like Tron, winning the game means possible freedom and liberation in the real world (that is a decidedly relative term in any film by Robert Rodriguez). When the film was released in 2003, 3D technology meant still using these relics of the 1950s, red and cyan glasses of color and many people found 3D film positively migraine inducing (I am one of those who have always had very problematic reactions to look 3D in this older format, one of the reasons why I was so appreciated much easier to take the process of RealD). Even apart from the 3-d element, however, (as Lionsgate did with their previous release Blu - ray movie, Spy Kids 3: Game Over), viewers might be prone to make the experience of another kind of headache, one supported by apparent gaps in this film in the development of a compelling story, and very derived quality that will remind more than a few Tron in one of its iterations. As with so many films by Robert Rodriguez, there is some aspect of meta game in Spy Kids 3-d: Game Over, especially when the film begins with a story supposedly of all kinds, read by Alan Cumming as Fegan Floop, a story that has more or less sums up what we are about to witness. Cumming also lets us on the 3D gimmick, to make us know that we will be told when to put our glasses. It is charming, but it is also incredibly self-conscious, aware of itself, something that tends to hamper the efforts of Rodriguez from time to time. When we quickly segue to the story itself, things pick up considerably. This particular Spy kids output is a showcase for Daryl Sabara as Juni Cortez, he wears the largest part of the film on his shoulders of young people, with Juni returning to OSS when he is informed that his sister Carmen (Alexa Vega) has been captured by the infamous toy manufacturer (Sylvester Stallone in a very funny show) and transported to a virtual world controlled by the evil brain. Images of David Warner and Master Control may be dancing through the spirit of some readers at this point. Most of the Spy Kids 3-d: Game Over takes place within the video game where it is transported Juni to hunt down and release Carmen. Entering the world of the game, Juni is immediately a bunch of other children, whose three become Juni putative pals to find how to earn level 5, the ultimate test of strength in the game. Before Juni gets to this showdown of course, he must overcome several other obstacles, and ultimately, he draws his own grandfather (Ricardo Montalban) in the game for assistance. Spy Kids 3-d: Game over is an another riot of green screen technology, made on the fly in the studio relatively small-scale Rodriguez. Here, the effects may not be perfect for Pixar, but they are incredibly whimsical, sometimes all, enormous frogs jumping down mastermind images on Juni robots megalithic, later in the film, a horrible (but terribly amusing) looking floe of lava that children need to navigate. Visual ingenuity is useful to highlight the lack of true tale at stake here, especially when the film descends into scams absolute Tron, as in a race of several vehicle which seems to literally as it was brought during the first Disney movie. The real surprise here is Stallone, in a wonderful show comes just laugh out loud funny much of the time. Toy manufacturer is not exactly a model of mental stability, and his alter ego different arise and begin to debate with him, including a moment that has a great punchline 3D (emphasis on the punch). Stallone proves itself to be a comedian rather formidable, and despite the kind of wink and nod-fest are the films of Expendables, he might want to pursue more comedy roles out and exit as it moves in this latter part of his career. There is a very winning presence here, well summed up the mood of this show which is the best part of this entry's mediocre in the Spy Kids franchise,.