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Dump at the Movies

Okay, not so much “at” the movies, cause it’s a DVD we bought and watched last night.

Spy Kids 3D: Game Over

And yes, we watched the 3D version. I don’t think it works as well on television as it does in a movie theater, but when you buy the movie they give you 4 pair of 3D glasses, and two DVDs – one in 3D, one in 2D. I think Junior was sufficiently satisfied with the one viewing in 3D to allow us to never watch it that way again.

Unless I want to see that little face wearing 3D glasses cause man, he was too cute! I just wanted to hug him to death! But I didn’t.

The movie was good, great for kids, watchable for adults. Of course, Antonio Bandaras and Carla Gugino only make a walk-on appearance at the end, so there isn’t as much in this one for the adults to enjoy.

Junior loves video games, so he understood all the concepts of losing health, bonus points, etc. Cool robot-like things = big bonus for him.

Sly Stallone was fantastic in this role. I rolled my eyes when I first heard he was in it but I’ll be darned if he didn’t make it all work, and come off as a menacing without being TOO scary, while still having a slight edge of humor that didn’t make him goofy.

Now that I’ve seen all three, I think the 2nd one is still the best overall, even though my heart belongs to Alan Cummings as the bad guy in the first movie, where he just blew me away. Luckily, everyone from 1 and 2 makes at least a small appearance in this one, so we got to see him.

Okay, so this was a kind of stupid review, but if you’re shopping for a six year old boy, I can give you my word that it gets a thumbs-up.

What we couldn’t find in the store, by the way, was a “bow-tie” movie. Junior insisted we had to buy the bow-tie movie that he had watched at daycare that afternoon. I had no idea what he was talking about, until he showed me the things they had practiced from the tape.

“Honey, you mean TaeBo, not bow-tie.”

Hey, maybe he and I will start an exercise program! Or maybe he can start one and I’ll just watch!

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