Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams takes the action to strange new places. Robert Rodriguez immediately followed up Spy Kids with its sequel. While the kids were still young. Much like the first movie, I also remember it fondly from my childhood. Along with seeing both in theaters, I remember getting Spy Kids 2 toys for Christmas. As well as having a buildable happy meal toy of the latest gadget. A robotic beetle named Ralph.
Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams sees Carmen and Juni as fully formed spies. Part of the OSS organization which is shown in much more detail. While attempting to rescue the President’s daughter at an amusement park, two other spy kids interfere. Gary and Gerti Giggles, who are the kids of Mike Judge’s character from the first movie. A misunderstanding costs Juni his spy status, but Carmen brings him back to take on the next big mission. Traveling to a remote island that contains a device which can shut off all electronic devices. Meaning most of the movies action doesn’t involve fancy gadgets.
Instead Carmen and Juni use their wits to fight magnet men, skeletons, and giant hybrid animals. The animals were created by a strangely philosophical loonatic scientist named Romero. Meanwhile Mr. and Mrs. Cortez try to find their kids with the help of their grandparents. In the end, trust is the lesson everybody learns. Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara are given much more of a starring role. Vega is even given a chance to sing at the end. Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams is an adventure most kids could only dream of.