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Spy Kids: All The Time In The World

Robert Rodriguez’s infant espionage series might have an increasingly budget feel, but its message remains right-on. Like the others, this is a family movie about family, and while the symbolism can be heavy handed (a pregnant Jessica Alba’s waters break halfway through an opening fight that veers close to ‘60s Batman camp) the take-home message of enjoying the time we’re given with loved ones makes some clumsy action forgivable. And besides there’s plenty to keep young audiences happy, with the new bickering sibling stars mucking cartoonishly through a series of inventively sticky and colourful action sequences.

This text originally appeared in Total Film magazine

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