Does the fourth Spy Kids film bring back the same sparkle that caught the world by storm like the original Spy Kids did back in 2001?
Simply put no, but it tries and in life trying is all that matters right?
Spy Kids All the Time in the World suffers from the same problems as the previous sequels, which focus far too heavily on the spy gadgets rather than making the viewers care about the new kids or their family. Now you could say that this film was made to just entertain young kids, which is possible. I could see kids laughing at the gags but even those gags don’t feel as funny as what they were in the original. For example Carmen says her famous line “shitakimushrums” but this time it falls flat, which is a shame.
If I were a kid and didn’t grow up knowing anything about Spy Kids, All the Time in the World is a perfectly fine place to start at the series. You don’t really need to know the old characters from the series or much of its back story to understand what is going on in this new film.
Basically with Spy Kids All the Time in the World you get a high quality flashy film for young kids which at this point feels like it should just be a video game.
As far as the special features on the Bluray you get deleted scenes, a interview with Robert Rodriguez by a kid reporter, some information on the spy gadgets, Ricky Gervais as Argonaut, a video diary by Rowan Blanchard and Mason Cook, and a video with Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara. None of the special features seem to have a lot of production behind them. They’re for the most part interviews with these actors and that’s it. There’s no fancy editing or produced feel to it. It feels real and everyone is simply taking some time to say hi to the viewers and what it was like to work on a Spy Kids film.
Spy Kids All the Time in the World isn’t a good movie, but I could see it looping over and over to entertain young kids a mini-van.