History Film / SpyKids

16th Jan '17 12:21:31 PM ErebusElysium
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* ThePoorlyChosenOne: In ''Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over'', a group of Beta-testers believe that Carmen is "The Guy", a player believed to be the one to lead them to the prize. Just as they begin to have doubts about this, The Real Guy appears and takes the lead. Right after he opens the doorway to the fifth and final level, The Real Guy is struck by lightening which OneHitKills him instantly (in-spite of his 100 lives). Carmen is then reinstated as The Guy shortly after.

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* ThePoorlyChosenOne: In ''Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over'', a group of Beta-testers believe that Carmen Judy is "The Guy", a player believed to be the one to lead them to the prize. Just as they begin to have doubts about this, The Real Guy appears and takes the lead. Right after he opens the doorway to the fifth and final level, The Real Guy is struck by lightening which OneHitKills [[OneHitKill One-Hit Kills]] him instantly (in-spite of his 100 lives). Carmen Judy is then reinstated as The Guy shortly after.
16th Jan '17 5:59:09 AM ErebusElysium
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* ThePoorlyChosenOne: In ''Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over'', a group of Beta-testers believe that Carmen is "The Guy", a player believed to be the one to lead them to the prize. Just as they begin to have doubts about this, The Real Guy appears and takes the lead. Right after he opens the doorway to the fifth and final level, The Real Guy is struck by lightening which OneHitKills him instantly (in-spite of his 100 lives). Carmen is then reinstated as The Guy shortly after.
26th Dec '16 9:49:46 PM KhesterBarbatos
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** Not only that, but [[spoiler: in the same movie it's implied that he's tried to take over the world more that once. And he's allowed to stay with the OSS.]]
26th Dec '16 4:10:13 PM Jayalaw
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* RelationshipSavingDisaster: While the Cortez family is a QuirkyHousehold, they aren't necessarily on the best terms with each other: Gregorio thinks Juni is a disappointment, Carmen finds her little brother annoying, Juni takes refuge in Floop's show, and Carmen thinks her parents aren't cool and keeps skipping school. Not to mention that Machete is estranged from Gregorio and the kids by default. Due to the events of the first film, they call come to agree that family is the most important thing. [[spoiler:Nearly getting killed by child robots will do that.]]

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* RelationshipSavingDisaster: RelationshipSalvagingDisaster: While the Cortez family is a QuirkyHousehold, they aren't necessarily on the best terms with each other: Gregorio thinks Juni is a disappointment, Carmen finds her little brother annoying, Juni takes refuge in Floop's show, and Carmen thinks her parents aren't cool and keeps skipping school. Not to mention that Machete is estranged from Gregorio and the kids by default. Due to the events of the first film, they call come to agree that family is the most important thing. [[spoiler:Nearly getting killed by child robots will do that.]]
26th Dec '16 4:09:43 PM Jayalaw
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* ChekhovsSkill: Juni's ability to mimic voices [[spoiler:distracts Minion long enough for his parents to incapacitate the BigBad.]]



** In the second film, the Spy Kids are the new OSS Division.



* LaserGuidedKarma: Carmen when she encounters Juni's robot double the first time gets grabbed by him. She then says "I've always wanted to do this" -- that is punch Juni-- and tries to do so to his double. It turns out that the robot doubles are literally MadeOfIron, however.

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* LaserGuidedKarma: LaserGuidedKarma:
** Gregorio shows little to no respect for Juni's interests and drawings, calling him a CloudCuckooLander and taking offense at his art. [[spoiler:Minion later temporarily transforms him into one of Juni's drawings, when Gregorio offered it up jokingly as a weapon.]]
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Carmen when she encounters Juni's robot double the first time gets grabbed by him. She then says "I've always wanted to do this" -- that is punch Juni-- and tries to do so to his double. It turns out that the robot doubles are literally MadeOfIron, however.



* ProperlyParanoid: The Cortezes force their kids to work out in a jungle gym each morning before school. This gives them the stamina to endure the first movie's events, which involve a lot of physical activities.



* RelationshipSavingDisaster: While the Cortez family is a QuirkyHousehold, they aren't necessarily on the best terms with each other: Gregorio thinks Juni is a disappointment, Carmen finds her little brother annoying, Juni takes refuge in Floop's show, and Carmen thinks her parents aren't cool and keeps skipping school. Not to mention that Machete is estranged from Gregorio and the kids by default. Due to the events of the first film, they call come to agree that family is the most important thing. [[spoiler:Nearly getting killed by child robots will do that.]]



* ShoutOut: Juni starts to chant the [[TheLordOfTheRings One Ring poem]] when he reaches for a cursed necklace in the second movie.

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Juni starts to chant the [[TheLordOfTheRings One Ring poem]] when he reaches for a cursed necklace in the second movie.



* SpotTheThread: Juni is suspicious in the second movie when a party attendant offers him alcohol. He's underage, and obviously so. [[spoiler:The alcohol turns out to be drugged.]]



* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: The citizens of San Diablo in the first film are just a little too nonchalant about two kids being chased around by masked, inhuman mooks around their heads, who them proceed to wreak havoc upon outside traffic. And that's to say nothing of their robotic doubles assaulting the two of them right in front of an entire park.

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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: The citizens of San Diablo in the first film are just a little too nonchalant about two kids being chased around by masked, inhuman mooks around their heads, who them proceed to wreak havoc upon outside traffic. And that's to say nothing of their robotic doubles assaulting the two of them right in front of an entire park. One kid does scream that he wants the doubles' rocket shoes, but no one pays attention to him.


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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: One he gets the Third Brain, [[spoiler:Minion turns on a doubting Floop, who points out that none of his plans have worked. Minion then orders the Carmen and Juni doubles to lock Floop into the virtual room.]]
23rd Dec '16 6:52:42 PM DustSnitch
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* IndulgentFantasySegue: Gregorio has one in the first film in wanting to protect his son from a buly.

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* IndulgentFantasySegue: Gregorio has one in the first film in wanting to protect his son from a buly.bully.
8th Dec '16 4:45:37 AM ShiroAkuma
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The character of Machete originated in this series, and a spoof of what he'd look like as a B-movie action hero later appeared in one of the ''Film/{{Grindhouse}}'' trailers. That trailer was eventually made into ''{{Film/Machete}}''[[note]]and the sequel ''Film/MacheteKills''[[/note]], a full-length exploitation flick parody. Alhough Rodriguez planned ''Machete'' starring Trejo long before ''Spy Kids'' started production, the project sat [[DevelopmentHell stagnant]] for years. In the meantime Rodriguez decided to insert a more family friendly version of the character in the ''Spy Kids'' movies. Which means that, yes, ''Machete'' and ''Spy Kids'' [[SharedUniverse share a universe]]. Try watching these films the same way again.

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The character of Machete originated in this series, and a spoof of what he'd look like as a B-movie action hero later appeared in one of the ''Film/{{Grindhouse}}'' trailers. That trailer was eventually made into ''{{Film/Machete}}''[[note]]and the sequel ''Film/MacheteKills''[[/note]], a full-length exploitation flick parody. Alhough Although Rodriguez planned ''Machete'' starring Trejo long before ''Spy Kids'' started production, the project sat [[DevelopmentHell stagnant]] for years. In the meantime Rodriguez decided to insert a more family friendly version of the character in the ''Spy Kids'' movies. Which means that, yes, ''Machete'' and ''Spy Kids'' [[SharedUniverse share a universe]]. Try watching these films the same way again.
26th Nov '16 9:38:06 AM fruitstripegum
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* IroncEcho: In the first film, when Carmen complains about having to look out for Juni.

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* IroncEcho: IronicEcho: In the first film, when Carmen complains about having to look out for Juni.
26th Nov '16 12:54:53 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* IroncEcho: In the first film, when Carmen complains about having to look out for Juni.
-->'''Carmen''': I even have to share a room with him because he's so afraid of being alone. Take care of Juni, watch out for Juni, make sure Juni knows right from wrong. I should be responsible for nobody but me.
** She ends up eating those words when confronting her uncle Machete on his refusal to save his own brother.
-->'''Machete''': You think I wanna babysit my brother the rest of my life? Take care of Gregorio, watch out for Gregorio, make sure Gregorio knows right from wrong. Not anymore! Machete ain't responsible for nobody but Machete.
-->'''Carmen''': But that's not what family is.
** Suffice to say, losing her parents and nearly Juni throughout the day has opened her eyes on what she has been pushing away.
25th Nov '16 6:00:17 PM AtticusOmundson
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* AbsenteeActor: it can be seen, in the first movie, that only Isador "Machete" Cortez attends Gregorio and Ingrid's wedding; there's no sign of their sister Marissa. This, out of universe, is because she wasn't cast yet - or even written into the Franchise - but in universe it is unknown as to why she did not attend their wedding.

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* AbsenteeActor: it It can be seen, in the first movie, that only Isador "Machete" Cortez attends Gregorio and Ingrid's wedding; there's no sign of their sister Marissa. This, out of universe, is because she wasn't cast yet - or even written into the Franchise - but in universe it is unknown as to why she did not attend their wedding. wedding.
** In the second film, Devlin is no longer the president, and is in fact never even mentioned, despite appearing in the first and third movies as him. While the in-universe explanation is likely that he simply lost re-election the first time, the real life reasoning is that Rodriguez couldn't afford to have Creator/GeorgeClooney on screen for more than three minutes of screentime.
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