‘Spy Kids 4′ Trailer #2: So Gimmicky You Can Smell It

Published 4 years ago by , Updated March 15th, 2013 at 12:59 pm,

Spy Kids 4 full length trailer Spy Kids 4 Trailer #2: So Gimmicky You Can Smell It

No one is under the illusion that Robert Rodriguez’ Spy Kids: All the Time in the World is aimed at anyone but younger moviegoers unfamiliar with the previous installments in his candy-colored, high-tech franchise. The first Spy Kids 4 trailer alone bombarded viewers with all the expected, but still imaginative, CGI gadgets, shiny oddball visuals, and the sort of juvenile gags that would be considered too kiddie-oriented to even make the cut in one of Michael Bay’s Transformers movies.

The second trailer for the fourth Spy Kids pic offers more of that, but focuses primarily on highlighting the gimmicky side of the film – namely, the 3D elements and how moviegoers can watch the whole thing in Aromascope (a.k.a. with “free” scratch-and-sniff cards).

Now that the original Spy Kid brother-sister duo of Carmen (Alex Vega) and Juni Cortez (Daryl Sabara) are all grown up, All the Time in the World introduces us to to their replacements the next generation of underage espionage agents: Cecil (Mason Cook) and Rebecca Wilson (Rowan Blanchard).

Jessica Alba plays the secret spy-turned-regular-parent in the movie, which also features Jeremy Piven as the villain – a diabolical fiend called the Timekeeper, who has somehow devised a means to actually steal time – and Ricky Gervais as the voice of Argonaut, the Wilson’s beloved pooch… who is secretly a technologically-advanced robot with deadly martial arts skills.

Check out the second trailer for Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (via Yahoo! Movies) below:

Rodriguez clearly has no interest in re-inventing the wheel with All the Time in the World, and is instead content to deliver yet another bright and brash adventure that’ll wow the 12-and-under crowd with its cartoonish action and unique visual style – just like the previous Spy Kids movies did.

While it’s easy (and fair) to gripe about how this franchise has become increasingly reliant on using goofy cinematic gimmicks to attract attention, the Spy Kids flicks are also genuinely one-of-a-kind features that don’t suffer from a good deal of what has become standard material in kid-friendly movies (excessive pop culture references, product placement, awkward adult humor, etc.).

All the Time in the World is far from the most original project on the horizon, but at least Rodriguez fully commits to the idea of a movie designed specifically for young people to enjoy – and seemingly doesn’t feel the need to try and appeal to older ticket buyers with misplaced or “hip” jokes.

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World opens against Conan the Barbarian and Fright Night on August 19th, 2011. Needless to say, it’ll be (so to speak) the weapon of choice for parents who are looking for a silly but harmless way to keep their kids entertained for a few hours.

Source: Yahoo! Movies

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  1. As long as Rodriguiz sticks to these movies and doesnt make crapfest like Machete and Predators.

    • Predators was definitely one of the better movies released during the summer it came out.

      • It would have been recieved better had RR not hyped up a story that never was. He promised three clans of predators and insinuated that there would be many more Predators than there were. He hyped a movie that he never made which is what makes me mad. While there was good in the film the ending was terrible and very predictable.

    • RR is like QT when it comes to films, they both make the kind of films THEY want..and I support that 100%. If anyone doesn’t like the type of films RR makes, DON’T GO SEE THEM, simple yah?

    • Machete is probably the worst movie I’ve ever seen.

  2. I always thought the 4-d part had to do with the whole “time” plot. Since when did the 4th dimension stop being time and start being smell

    • I think Time is the 4-D in this movie. The Time you wasted and can never get back after watching this.

  3. This looks like the most awful thing to ever exist in the universe!

    I actually feel worse for having watched the trailer. I might have a lie down and pretend it never happened.

  4. I’ll admit, a couple of the preview scenes made me chuckle. I certainly won’t be going to see it in the theater, but when it’s available to stream on netflicks, I’m sure I’ll watch the first few minutes

  5. So bad it’s good.

  6. First movies were crap amd I would never let my child(if I had one)watch mindless, gimmicky garbage like that. I’m glad I’m not a kid these days. All the movies, cartoons and tv shows that are made for them suck.

  7. Are you effin’ kidding me? THIS is why Robert Rodriguez couldn’t make Deadpool?

  8. I might check it out on DVD actually, only because of Joel McHale and Ricky Gervais…

    But Rodriguez definitely should have done Deadpool instead of this.

  9. Title copies Alias finale.