A boy dreams up shark-boy and lava-girl and the horror that lies within their planet.
Release Year: 2005
Rating: 3.4/10 (7,929 voted)
Critic's Score: 38/100
Stars: Cayden Boyd, George Lopez, Kristin Davis
Dreamer Max, ridiculed by his classmates, conjures up his perfect dreamworld…the Planet Drool. But his dream is more powerful than even he suspects, and his favourite dream super-heroes, Sharkboy and Lavagirl, materialise on Earth. They need help from Max. All is not well in Max's dreamworld. An alien intelligence is interfering and darkness threatens his beloved Planet Drool. Is it true, as Sharkboy and Lavagirl say, that only Max, the powerful dreamer, can stop it? Max takes off on a wild and dangerous journey to the fantastic Planet Drool with Sharkboy and Lavagirl. Can they discover the source of the danger? Will they be able to stop it in time?
Writers: Robert Rodriguez, Marcel Rodriguez
Classroom Kid #1
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Classroom Kid #3
Sharkboy, Age 7
Sharkboy, Age 5
Smaller heroes. Just as super.
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Release Date: 10 June 2005
Filming Locations: Austin, Texas, USA
Opening Weekend: $12,582,088
(12 June 2005)
(16 October 2005)
Did You Know?
['Robert Rodriguez (I)')]
[Big Kahuna Burgers]
While Max is on the dock before he runs into Sharkboy you can see a fast food bag for "Big Kahuna Burgers" a fictional burger joint, also used in films of Rodriguez' friend Quentin Tarantino.
Lavagirl flash burns numerous things when she holds them yet when she holds the ice she is sucking on it doesn't melt in her hands.
[train of thought is out of control]
What do we do?
Good for kids
Well, I didn't like it. Or, at the least what I mean is that I just saw
a movie with tons of plot-holes, childish themes, and so on. However,
you better believe my kids loved it. My son actually hooted and
hollered when Sharkboy started fighting the plugs. He grabbed my shirt
and motioned for me to watch, even though I already was. I think I just
witnessed my son discovering his first hero.
My daughter laughed and laughed. She loved Lavagirl. She thought it was
hilarious when Lavagirl zapped Sharkboy because he said someone else
was prettier. And my daughter is old enough to understand the themes of
pursuing your goals and remaining strong in the face of discouragement.
So I think she walked away very pleased with the film. She said she
wants to be Lavagirl for Halloween.
If you're 16+ this movie is a loser. You won't like it, and that
explains all the low scores you're seeing here. This movie just isn't
for adults. But if you are a parent looking to entertain your kids,
this movie works. And if you are reading this near the end of 2005 or
later, you should probably know that renting this as a video will be a
fine way to keep your kids occupied.