Netflix is starting to expand its movie collection to older films. For those who are growing up in their early 20s, the iconic CGI-heavy movie series Spy kids are now available on Netflix. The story of Carmen and Juni as spies are enveloped in three movies. Before you start reminiscing about the wacky fun adventure of Spy Kids Movies, here are some reviews to remind you of the story.
The 2001 children’s movie has reached its 20th anniversary this year. It is old, but gold. The first installment portrays the bizarre shift in the daily life of normal families. Robert Rodriquez shows the adventure of Carmen and Juni who find out their parents are secret spies. After the unfortunate kidnapping, the two innocent kids turn into brave spies as well.
With the help of a spy gadget, Carmen (Alexa Vega) and Juni (Daryl Sabara) try to free their parents (Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino). The two children have to face the unique not-so-villain character with a wacky character flop (Alan Cumming). The good thing is, Machete helps the children to fight the real villain Minion (Tony Shalhoub).
The first Spy Kids movie is not only bringing some fun to the screen. Robert Rodriguez captures all of the positive messages to teach children. It shows the importance of family communication, help, and forgiveness. Thus, making it one of the iconic and memorable movies for childhood.
Spy Kids 2 The Island of Lost Dreams
The second instalments that came out on the screen in 2002 is pretty fun to watch. It shows the same protagonists in different settings and stories. In this movie, the now full-fledged spies Juni and Carmen go to the invisible island to investigate Romero, the genetic scientist (Steve Buscemi). In their adventure, they meet giant hybridized animals that also look like freak shows.
During the sequel, the story also introduces many more characters. It includes the Giggles family, who is the rival of the Cortez, and their grandparents. As a sequel of Spy Kids Movies, the film captures a lot of action and humor. But, the kid-friendly spy concept also still captures good messages such as family values and cooperation.
Spy Kids 3 Game Over
Reaching 2003, the third movie of Spy kids soars with hilarious use of CGI and story. As an early 20’s movie, the CGI is pretty wacky. But it is not the worst of all time. Again, the movie covers the action of Juni and Carmen in the world of the game. It involves a new cameo (Elijah Wood) that comes to spice up the fight scene.
Again, the story that focuses on how the siblings try to survive in the game explains some punching messages. Toymaker (Sylvester Stallone) as the villain traps children who are addicted to his game. The Spy Kids Movies also tell the message that videogames can be addictive and unhealthy, which is still relevant today.
If you are really into nostalgia, the wacky and fun story of the two sibling spies will fill your day. You can witness Carmen and Juni’s adventure with the family in the first movie, to the meaningful end in the third film. Netflix has been eyeing the movies and finally released them on October 1st, 2021.