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Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams


Source: Catholic News Service

Enjoyable fantasy-action sequel in which a brother-and-sister spy duo (Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara) working for the government travel to a mysterious island where they meet an eccentric scientist (Steve Buscemi) and his odd crossbred animals before being helped in their quest to save the world by their spy parents (Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino). The story in writer-director Robert Rodriguez's zippy adventure film has been skimped on in favor of flashy gizmos, but the importance of family values and reliance on one's smarts instead of high-tech gadgetry are central themes. Some mild action sequences with a few crass expressions. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG -- parental guidance suggested.

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