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Adventures Of Sharkboy And Lavagirl In 3-D
Genre: Family

Reviewed In Issue 102 (Nov 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Taylor Lautner, Taylor Dooley, Cayden Boyd, David Arquette, Kristin Davis & George Lopez

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: NR
DD Sound Rating: NR
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
Starting out the special features are four pairs of way-cool 3-D glasses in blue for the boys and pink for the girls. You are given the option of watching the movie in 2-D or 3-D, and if you choose to watch in 3-D, TV set up instructions are included. Optional feature commentary by Robert Rodriguez is offered in either 2-D or 3-D, and there is an eight-minute featurette "Creating 'Shark Boy And Lava Girl' With Racer Max" (who played the young Sharkboy in the movie).

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Dimension Home Video
(Catalog Number): 40977
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

For mild action and some rude humor.
(Retail Price): $29.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 93
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/20/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Robert Rodriguez
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Nobody believes Max (Boyd) and his over-active imagination, especially when he talks about the "Adventures Of Sharkboy (Lautner) And Lavagirl (Dooley)." But Max is the one with the last laugh when his two "imaginary friends" show up in his classroom and prove to the kids and his teacher Mr. Electricidad (Lopez) that he's not crazy after all. This 3-D adventure is fun for the entire family. Based on the stories and dreams of Racer Max. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
With this DVD, you get to enjoy either the 2-D or 3-D adventures. In 2-D, colors are vibrant and well balanced. The picture

Each of the available channels is used very effectively in the Dolby