Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D, The (2005, USA) C-93m. *** D: Robert Rodriguez. Starring Taylor Lautner, Taylor Dooley, Cayden Boyd, George Lopez, David Arquette, Kristin Davis, Jacob Davich. After the SPY KIDS movies (and especially after the computer game-like third one), Rodriguez delivers another eye-popping action adventure with plenty of CGI. Story is about a boy, who'd rather escape from his boring life and dreams up the title characters, who take him on an adventure to Planet Drool. Filled with non-stop action, film works because of director Rodriguez' directing style. He just cuts it loose from minute one. Script is based on his own son's stories and dreams. Good score by the director himself.

© Ron Altman