‘Spy Kids 4′ Will Be Released in ‘Aromascope’

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After an eight-year hiatus, Robert Rodriguez is returning to the world of pint-sized espionage with Spy Kids: All the Time in the World – the fourth entry in the popular Spy Kids series, which  serves as both a sequel and the beginning of a brand new chapter.

Rebecca (Rowan Blanchard) and Cecil (Mason Cook) are the new faces of the franchise and the story kicks into gear once they discover that their stepmother (Jessica Alba) is a former spy who’s been called back into action. Armed with an array of high-tech gadgets and a robotic talking dog (voiced by Ricky Gervais), the siblings take on a nefarious villain called The Timekeeper (Jeremy Piven). Joel McHale, Danny Trejo, Tony Shalhoub, Antonio Banderas, and original Spy Kids Alexa Vega & Daryl Sabara co-star.

The first trailer for All the Time in the World featured many of the same trappings that helped make the original film so endearing, and it made its intentions pretty clear – this installment seems to be less about breaking new ground and more about introducing a new generation of kids to this series.

The promotional campaign has emphasized that the film will be in 4D, but until now there hasn’t been any explanation regarding exactly what that means. Given that Rodriguez was an early supporter of bringing 3D technology back into movies (as evidenced by the previous sequel, Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over), it should come as no surprise that he’s now embracing another gimmick that filmmakers used to employ to drive up attendance.

Evidently, your sense of smell now counts as a dimension since it was announced today that 4D refers to “Aromascope”.  Strip away the fancy label and it sounds like it’s essentially just a scratch & sniff card that attendees will be handed as they enter the theater. Spy Kids: All the Time in the World will feature eight scenes where fans have the opportunity to immerse themselves even further in the action.  A number will flash on the screen and simply scratch the corresponding spot on your card. There will be no extra charge for Aromascope and it will be available with both the 2D and 3D versions of the film.

Dimension Films also released the final theatrical one-sheet for Spy Kids: All the Time in the World as well as four new character posters. Check them out below:

The whole Aromascope thing might sound a bit silly to many of us, but it’s important to remember who the target demographic is. Having numbers randomly flashing on the screen seems like a surefire way to take most people right out of the film, but kids will probably get a kick out of having another way to interact with the movie.

Fans that grew up with the first three Spy Kids movies may have outgrown this series, but there’s a sincerity to Rodriguez’s approach to this material that can’t be faked. The first two sequels never seemed quite as focused, but if All the Time in the World feels as genuine and cohesive as the original, we may soon have a whole new group of Spy Kids fans.

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World hits theaters on August 19.

Source: Dimension Films.

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  1. 1.)smell should not be considered 4D.
    2.)why isn’t this a direct to dvd release?

    • This is for KIDS frank, don’t start arguing what is technically considerd a dimension or get into quantum physics or anything… Just relax. :-)

  2. Is it really so hard to take a few different pictures during the photoshoot?

    Not getting all the actors together and just photoshopping them in for the final poster? Fine, whatever. They have different schedules.

    But why, why use the same photo of Jessica Alba in both posters, especially when she’s supposed to be holding a baby in one of them? I mean, come on advertising department, the light on the baby is clearly coming from the wrong side and Alba’s hand does not look like she’s holding that cup.

    Also, that dog is needlessly creepy.

  3. If I were still a kid today I would be totally bugging my parents about taking me to see this. I remember how fun the first one was

  4. It looks bad.

  5. they all look fake

  6. whyyyy? I was about 12 when these movies started up, and I have to say, this series has no need to continue. And Aromascope? WHHHHYYYYYY?

  7. i mean the people and the creepy dog

  8. Can’t wait! Even if it is cheesy I will still see just cause it’ll take me back to when I was a little kid. 4D is a stupid idea but kids will like it.

  9. Aromascope…. sounds cool

    • Yeah! I had that when I was kid “AromascopE”

  10. Aromascope has actually been done before. Remember the Rugrats Go Wild movie where they meet The Wild Thornberrys? They had the same thing and that was years ago. I remember liking it when I was young, so maybe kids will like it now too.

    I remember liking the Spy Kids movies too… Even if they were weird and cheesy.

    I’ll probably pass on this one, but… Good for them. And good for the original 2 Spy Kids for getting some work, since apparently they have done absolutely nothing since the last movie.

  11. I sense lameness in here.

  12. YAWN!!! I am going back to my nap now

  13. I love you J Alba….

  14. Didn’t an Aromascope thing come with Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs too?

  15. Remind me why Robert Rodriguez is making this instead of say, Sin City 2?

  16. This aromascope thing is probably just to cover the steaming pile they are serving up to kids now. Make sin city 2! Your kids are not going to think you’re cool soon anyways.

  17. what

  18. im a kid and im looking foward to sein it tomorrow

  19. Just seen the film with my 10 year old grandaughter. She loved it! But I thought it was utter crap, though pretended to like it for her sake.
    As for the smelling stuff, all the smells were more or less the same and just like the scratch and smell cards we had 40+ years ago. With the baby farting all the time they missed a good chance there!

  20. l’ll totally see this. l watch movies free anyway. stop hating on aromascope. it’s there to entertain kids. of course the smell-o-vision thing’s been done since as early as the 80s. l think it’d be better if they just put it trough the ventilation. but not as fun as scratch cards