Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
(Spy Kids 3: Game Over
on VHS releases, Pay-Per-View
and pay channels
, as well as TV airings) is a 2003 action adventure family film
directed by Robert Rodriguez
, and is the third and last film in the Spy Kids Series
. It was released in the United States
on July 25
. Some of the parts of the movie were filmed in Congress Avenue
and the Texas State Capitol
is thrust back into service when Sebastian the Toymaker (Sylvester Stallone
), an evil mastermind, creates Game Over
, a video game
that mesmerizes its users. Carmen was sent on a mission to disable the game, but disappeared on Level 4. Juni is sent after Carmen and with the help of three other players: a cool one, a smart one, and a strong one, plus the help of his grandfather, Valentin Avellan, who is in a wheelchair. Juni helps to disable the game, and save the world. It is revealed the Toymaker was the one who disabled Valentin in the first place. Instead of taking revenge against his former partner, Valentin forgives him, and Sebastian is redeemed.
The response to the film was mainly mixed to negative. Many people called the film "plotless" and complained that 3D version of the film "gives you a headache", while the 2D version is "pointless". Many complained that Juni got the lead role, while Carmen only appears in the film's second half. However, the visuals were praised. The film garners a 44% "rotten" score on Rotten Tomatoes. It was surpassed by both other Spy Kids films, the original garnering a 93% "fresh" rating and the second garnering a 75% "fresh" rating.
The film opened with a surprising $33.4 million, but didn't quite live up to the first Spy Kids film. In the end, it grossed $111 million in North America. However, its overseas intake was double that of either of the first two Spy Kids films, at $85.3 million, grossing a worldwide total of $197,011,982, making it the highest grossing film in the series. The film had a 3D effect which was not removable in the DVD, but only for some European DVD releases. Included with the package was two 3D effect glasses, made of cardboard (Silver Screen Retail).
A sequel is planned for a late 2010 release. The proposed sequel will be an animated film since stars Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara are too old for their former roles. It will be released after "Sin City 2".
The film score was composed by Robert Rodriguez and is the first score for which he takes solo credit. Rodriguez also performs in the "Game Over" band, playing guitar, bass, keyboard and drums, including the title track, "Game Over", performed by Alexa Vega.
All selections composed by Robert Rodriguez
and performed by Texas Philharmonic Orchestra
, conducted by George Oldziey
- "Game Over" (title track, vocals by Alexa Vega)
- "Thumb Thumbs"
- "Robot Arena"
- "Metal Battle"
- "Toy Maker"
- "Mega Racer"
- "Bonus Life"
- "Cyber Staff Battle"
- "Tinker Toys"
- "Lava Monster Rock"
- "The Real Guy"
- "Welcome to the Game"
- "Heart Drive" (performed by Bobby Edner and Alexa Vega
- "Game Over (Level 5 Mix)"
- "Isle of Dreams (Cortez Mix)"