Sunday, March 28, 2010

Never send an adult to do a kids job

Spy Kids. I owe these movies so much. No seriously. I mean, they sparked our obsession with spies and espionage, they got me into sci-fi. I think Spy Kids were the first consciously sci-fi films I can remember seeing! If it wasn't for spy kids, I might not love Ray Bradbury or The X-Files! THE HORROR. It's been 10 years since it came out... I can't even comprehend that.

Meet Carmen and Juni. Two young children who save the world and make the government create a whole academy to train kid spied.

Meet their kickass mom and dad. Meagan, Katie and I could quote back to you the entire first 10 minutes of the movie. Seriously, do not doubt our commitment to these films.

Meet Floop. Because it's a cruel, cruel world all you little boys and girls.

Meet The Presidents Daughter. Also known as that slutty teen from Gossip Girl. Huh.

Meet Lily from Hannah Montana. And her brother.

This is Demetra. She changed my life. Say what you will about the third movie, but I had never even contemplated the idea of a cyborg/compute program developing a personality till I saw it.

You know what? I haven't changed much. When I was 11 I was in love with Eugene Meltsner and my OMG dream job was a Secret Agent. When I was 14 I was in love with Desmond Hume and my OMG dream job was a CIA agent. Today I am in love with Fox Mulder and my OMG dream job is a FBI agent. Variations on a theme, no? And will I ever grow up?


Anonymous said...

Spy Kids played such a huge roll in my childhood. For YEARS we were obsessed! and i dont regret any minute of it :D
As i read this i realized that this was indeed our first experience with Sci-Fi. I dont know what i would have done with out this early exposure.
And Floop was an AMAZING bad guy!
Do you remember what our spies in training theme song was?

Anonymous said...

Demetra is my favorite character, she's awesome!