When all of the heroes from the world of Shark Boy and Lava Girl are captured by an evil power, it’s up to their untrained children to band together and show that the power of teamwork is way more important than anything else.
The Robert Rodriguez Spy Kids and Shark Boy and Lava Girl movies have a lot of nostalgic value for kids who grew up with them, but they also show a series of films that could have used a lot of polish and a director that wasn’t as gung-ho as he was about trying to do it all himself.
While the new film is sporting a heck of a cast that includes Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Christian Slater, Pedro Pascal, Hal Holbrook and others, it looks like another example of a movie that could have been a lot more, if Rodriguez had just asked for help. Still, nostalgia is a powerful thing and Netflix will more than make their investment back on these memberberries. the question is, will the film be good enough to re-invigorate the franchise for a new set of films or a TV series? That will be up to the audiences to decide.
When alien invaders kidnap Earth’s superheroes, their kids are whisked away to a government safe house. But whip-smart tween Missy Moreno (Yaya Gosselin) will stop at nothing to rescue her superhero dad, Marcus Moreno (Pedro Pascal). Missy teams up with the rest of the superkids to escape their mysterious government babysitter, Ms. Granada (Priyanka Chopra Jonas). If they’re going to save their parents, they’ll have to work together by using their individual powers — from elasticity to time control to predicting the future — and form an out-of-this-world team. Full of action and heart, WE CAN BE HEROES is directed by Robert Rodriguez (SPY KIDS, THE ADVENTURES OF SHARKBOY AND LAVAGIRL) and also stars Boyd Holbrook, Christian Slater, Chris McDonald, and Adriana Barraza.