• The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl (2005)

The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl

Release Date: June 10th, 2005

PG |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

Bullied by classmates, young Max (Cayden Boyd) escapes into a fantasy, conjuring up the action-packed lives of Lavagirl (Taylor Dooley) and Sharkboy (Taylor Lautner). But one day, Lavagirl and Sharkboy suddenly come to life -- and their world, Planet Drool, needs a hero named Max. As Max escapes to Planet Drool, he battles aliens and tries to save his new friends' planet from destruction. He also battles his bullies, who have become villains like the Ice Princess (Sasha Pieterse).

Cast: Taylor Lautner, Taylor Dooley, Cayden Boyd, George Lopez, David Arquette, Jacob Davich, Sasha Pieterse, Rico Torres

Director: Robert Rodriguez

Genres: Action , Adventure , Fantasy , Children

Production Co: Dimension Films, Columbia Pictures Corporation

Distributors: Miramax Films

Keywords: Amusing, Spirited, Transformation, 2000s, Lighthearted, Underdog, School

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    An often imaginative though less than magical family feature. show more

  • 75
    New York Post

    You can't get this kind of full-on sensory-jolt anywhere else, not legally anyway. "Sharkboy" will be equally beloved in elementary schools and in college dorms. show more

  • 50
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Because the real world scenes are in 2-D and the dream and fantasy scenes are in 3-D, we get an idea of what the movie would have looked like without the unnecessary dimension. Signs flash on the screen to tell us when to put on and take off our polarizing glasses, and I felt regret every time I had to shut out those colorful images and return to the dim and dreary 3-D world. On DVD, this is going to be a great-looking movie. show more

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