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20 August 2011

Movie Review: Spy Kids 4

Let me tell you a little story about kids and babysitters. 

When you have your first child, people come out of the walls to watch your sweet first born. 

When your second child comes around, you can still count on close friends and Grandma and Grandpa to be there anytime you want to go out.

However, when the third baby shows up, you might as well be Typhoid Mary.  No one is coming to help you.  Sitters will run from you.  Your last and only hope is Grandma and Grandpa.  Other than that, you're on your own.

Given this situation, I have begun to enjoy some of the kids movies that we see. 

Spy Kids 4 is no exception.  It kept the kids attention, had a very family oriented message and best of all....no inappropriate language. 

Of course, they had gross out humor - dogs and babies passing gas, nose picking, bombs coming out of a dog's behind - but that was right up the boys alley.   
It also had Carmen and Juni in it from the original Spy Kids....this time all grown up. 

My favorite part was the message.  The Dad, played by Joel McHale, was working hard to make a better life for his family - his "five year plan".  Not that there is anything wrong with that, but he was always working and missing everything going on with his kids.  The overall message of the film was that tomorrow comes to quickly.  Enjoy your family while you can. 

Don't expect realism - it's Spy Kids for goodness sakes.  It is what it is.

And we liked it!


Selena said...

Thanks for the review, Charli. My kids have been chomping at the bit to see this, so it's good to know that it's good to watch. So many "kids" movies are full of junk --that is supposed to be funny to adults -- that I don't want my kids watching.

vicki pyles said...

Hey leave the best friend on the list of who will watch your brood. Lol love ya

Charli said...

True....but you do draw mustaches on them!

Mrs. Huse Clifton said...

Great my boys really want to see it.