The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl aka Taylor Lautner makes a cute shark

Yay, I’m finally up to date with my film diary! *grin*


The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl (2005, USA)

Seen: Wednesday, 6th January 2010 (DVD)
Runtime: 93′
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Cast: Taylor Lautner, Taylor Dooley, Cayden Boyd, George Lopez, David Arquette, Kristin Davis
Production House: Dimension Films, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Troublemaker Studios
Plot: (from imdb)

A boy dreams up shark-boy and lava-girl and the horror that lies within their planet.


But also don’t miss the clip of Taylor Lautner singing if you haven’t seen it yet ;)

Impressions In Short
The film is nothing special (obviously I’m not really its primary audience - it’s meant for kids), but I had quite a few giggles ;) A lot of the lines and scenes are pretty cheesy, but both of the Taylors (aka Sharkboy and Lavagirl) are genuinely funny.

More About the Film
Both Sharkboy and Lavagirl are a little absurd. Sharkboy has a temper that drives him to solve most problems with violence and Lavagirl keeps pondering why she is made of lava and how she fits into Max’s dream world exactly (is she evil? is she good? what is her point?). Both of them use this really well in the comedic scenes, I thought this scene, whilst very cheesy, was pretty amusing for example.
It’s a pretty good film for Taylor Lautner fans - at least I had fun watching him ;-P And I’m even more convinced now that he’s a natural performer - I think he’s got a much wider range than people give him credit for. A shame that so far the projects he’s choosing are probably not going to give him much opportunity to show off that range… Latest news on his upcoming projects is this - sounds like action + romance, but I suppose that might be deceiving.

For Taylor Lautner fans definitely, for others probably not… Though as far as CGI movies for kids go, this one isn’t all that bad.

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