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Spy Kids: Armageddon

By Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Video-game-inspired sequel has kids in peril, violence.

Movie PG 2023 94 minutes
SpyKidsArmageddon: Kids walk forward with parents in background

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Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 8+

Photosensitivity warning should be on this movie!

It’s a rather good movie that reminds you that being honest about things is extremely important. Though for those that are photosensitive there should be a warning on this movie for at one point in the beginning of the move it does get flashy enough to trigger a seizure. This is important for so many out there, and information that I wish I had before watching the movie.
age 5+

Children will be better people for watching

We LOVED the perfectly campy, wholesome, good-natured, child-empowerment message delivered throughout the movie. Over the last 15+ years, most movies and tv shows targeted to children include the glorification of bratty, sarcastic and disrespectful children or characters. Even Disney is guilty of this. But the entire Spy Kids franchise (especially this newest installment) breaks that mold. These are movies that parents can trust will make their children better people for watching.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (1 ):

There are a lot of young viewers who will probably get a kick out of this latest video-game-themed entry in the franchise where kids always rule. In Spy Kids: Armageddon, the tech-savvy kids outsmart all the adults -- their parents, spy agency chiefs, and even a game designer gone rogue. Parents may find the authority swap a tad uncomfortable, especially because the takeaway seems to be that your kids will only be successful in this world if you give them unfettered access to technology. Perhaps unsurprisingly, that original idea came from director Rodriguez's son Racer, who co-wrote the script with him.

Nonetheless, the cast here successfully picks up the mantel from the previous four films in the anthology: Carganilla (Yes Day) and Esterson are adorable and play well off each other, Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) brings a pleasant earthiness to all her roles, and Levi comes across as a likable cross between Ben Affleck and John Krasinski.

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