This week it’s all eyes on “Spy Kids: Armageddon” bringing a fresh twist to the beloved family spy franchise. In this fifth installment, the Tango-Torrez family takes the center stage, both in front of and behind the camera. Robert Rodriguez, the creator of Spy Kids, co-wrote the film with his son Racer, while his other son, Rebel, composed the film’s score.
The plot unfolds when a malevolent video game developer deploys a computer virus that grants him dominion over all technology. It’s up to a brother-and-sister duo, Tony and Patty, to save the day. They soon discover their parents, played by Zachary Levi and Gina Rodriguez, are elite secret agents, prompting them to learn the tricks of the trade in a race to prevent global catastrophe.
The movie introduces a new generation of Spy Kids, portrayed by Connor Esterson and Everly Carganilla, who must use their honed video game skills in real-life spy scenarios. The reboot opts for fresh faces, excluding the original actors, to create a new spy family while keeping the door open for potential future connections between the different Spy Kids worlds.
“Spy Kids: Armageddon” is action-packed, but its battles are far from violent, making it suitable for its target audience. While swords, shields, and axe-wielding skeletons may appear, they pose no genuine threats to the young heroes. Instead, the movie emphasizes values like kindness, truth, and restorative justice, making it an engaging and wholesome watch for kids.
This installment in the Spy Kids franchise is a family affair on and off-screen, delivering a fun-filled adventure that upholds the series’ legacy while offering a fresh perspective. Whether you’re a longtime fan or new to the Spy Kids universe, “Armageddon” offers an entertaining escape into the world of espionage, gadgets, and family bonds.
IF you have’t watched it, you can go ahead and check it out on Netflix.
Here’s the trailer to get you started: