An enjoyable, clever follow-up to the hit Spy Kids, this has the two siblings from the first movie, Carmen (Vega) and Juni (Sabara), embarking on their first solo mission as spies. The island they are sent to is odd, to say the least, none of their gadgets are working properly and there are two new spy kids to deal with too, in the form of Gary and Gerti Giggles (Matt O’Leary and Emily Osment).
The bad guy this time around is Steve Buscemi’s mad scientist, who has been making mutant creatures on the island (pigs that can fly, that sort of thing), and there are some funny performances from the cast, which also includes Ricardo Montalban (as the kids’ grandpa) and Bill Paxton, with Alan Cumming and Tony Shalhoub reprising their roles from the first movie.
Is Spy Kids 2: Island Of Lost Dreams suitable for kids? Here are our parents’ notes...
None, although very young viewers may find the mutant animals a bit creepy.