Ben Meyers’ rating: 2.8|5.0 Starsìì

The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3D
—highly creative and imaginative—will most likely not be followed well by many children, especially those from international audiences. This film needs re-analyzation of its basic premise, where it wants to go, and should play with an idea of presenting Sharkboy and Lavagirl as older or perhaps shove their metamorphosis backward in time. While some attention is given to Sharkboy’s development, there is little to none for Lavagirl’s development which unbalances the story because the question lies unanswered about her purpose. She seems like an unnecessary element…a tag-alog. A basic story is present, but it needs more definition, development, and rounding to move the film into a higher rating.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Two imaginary friends and their Earth friend work to save a planet.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Robert Rodriguez for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Sharkboy (Taylor Lautner), Lavagirl (Taylor Dooley), Max (Cayden Boyd), Mr. Electric/Tobor/Ice Guardian (George Lopez), Max’s Dad (David Arquette), Max’s Mom (Kristin Davis), Linus/Minus (Jacob Davich), Sharkboy’s Dad (Rico Torres), Classroom Kids (Marc Musso, Shane Graham, and Tiger Darrow).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

No. This movie will appeal to a narrow audience of children. Broader appeal can be found in Happily Never After or Zathera: A Space Adventure. Even higher value can be found in Zootopia or Black Stallion.

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