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''The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D'', also known as ''Sharkboy and Lavagirl'' is a 2005 motion picture of action, adventure and fantasy by Creator/RobertRodriguez, the writer, producer and director of Spy Kids. The film uses the same anaglyph 3D technology used in Spy Kids 3D: Game Over. The film stars Cayden Boyd, TaylorLautner, Taylor Dooley, and George Lopez. Many of the concepts and much of the story were conceived by Rodriguez' kids.

Dreamer Max, ridiculed by his classmates, conjures up his perfect dreamworld... the Planet Drool. But his dream is more powerful than even he suspects, and his favorite dream super-heroes, Sharkboy and Lavagirl, materialize on Earth. They need help from Max. All is not well in Max's dreamworld. An alien intelligence is interfering and darkness threatens his beloved Planet Drool. Is it true, as Sharkboy and Lavagirl say, that only Max, the powerful dreamer, can stop it? Max takes off on a wild and dangerous journey to the fantastic Planet Drool with Sharkboy and Lavagirl. Can they discover the source of the danger? Will they be able to stop it in time?
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!!Examples:

* [[ThreeDMovie 3D Movie]]: Select parts of the film.
* AffectionateNickname: Lavagirl calls Sharkboy "Sharky" and Sharkboy calls Lavagirl "LG".
* AgentScully: Max's parents don't believe Sharkboy and Lavagirl ate the cookies despite the shark bitemarks and the melted glass.
* AnAesop: The movie sets up for a "you need to solve your problems in the real world" aesop (i.e., the protagonist has a problem, goes to a fantasy world, learns how to fix their problem, goes back to the real world and applies their newly learned lessons without the aid of their fantasy friends). The real aesop, however, can be found under "Stock Aesops".
* AntiSneezeFinger: Sharkboy tries to do this to Lavagirl on the ice bridge. [[SneezeOfDoom It doesn't work.]]
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Sharkboy and Lavagirl are repeatedly implied to have a crush on one another but it really shows when [[spoiler:Lavagirl jumps into the ocean to save Sharkboy, [[HeroicSacrifice knowing full well that this will kill her]]]]. Not to mention the fact that [[spoiler:Sharkboy and Lavagirl kiss at the end of the film.]]
* BadButt: Minus. On Planet Drool, where dreams become reality, he has a lot of potential for cruelty, but it is deliberately scaled back so the heroes aren't in ''too'' much danger since they are always given an opportunity to save themselves.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Happiness of others is considered torture.
* BerserkButton: Sharkboy cannot handle high pitched sounds very well. He also tries to rip Mr. Electric apart upon discovering that Mr. Electric has killed a bunch of fish.
* BigBad: Minus.
** [[spoiler:Mr. Electric takes this over when Minus takes does a HeelFaceTurn.]]
* BilingualBonus: Mr [[GratuitousSpanish Electricidad]]'s name. Probably part of the [[Creator/RobertRodriguez director's]] PatrioticFervor.
* BreakTheCutie: Max is a victim of this.
* BridalCarry: Sharkboy carries Lavagirl this way when taking her to a volcano [[spoiler: to bring her back to life]].
* TheCameo: Rocket, Racer, and Rebel Rodriguez all show up in the movie. Rocket plays one of Linus's friends, and Racer and Rebel play the younger versions of Sharkboy.
* CassandraTruth: Nobody believes Max's dreams exist until they see it for themselves.
* ChekhovsGun: If you were to [[DrinkingGame take a shot]] for every line in the beginning of the film that became significant when Max went to Planet Drool, you'd be smashed in no time. A couple of examples: "One more and we'll have to change your name to Minus", and Marissa creating the comic book about Ice Girl.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Max is this to everyone else.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The glasses for the spaceship: blue for the boys, pink for the girls. Unless you're Max... then you get stuck with a pink pair.
* ConspicuousCGI: A hefty majority of the movie has incredibly obvious and often times gaudy CG models and backgrounds.
* CuteBruiser: Lavagirl can lift desks with one hand.
** That may be because of the wind from the tornado though, considering the teacher does the same thing later on.
** It actually almost appears to be [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] it, too, if you see said teacher's reaction to it.
* DisneyDeath[[spoiler:/HeroicSacrifice]]: [[spoiler:Lavagirl leaps into the ocean to save Sharkboy, even though, because she is made of fire, it will kill her.]]
* TheDitz: Lavagirl.
* DullSurprise: Jacob Davich as Linus/Minus gives a fairly wooden performance. Though it could be intentional due to how cynical and depressed Linus is.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Most obviously invoked when the scene during which the Ice Princess [[RuleOfSymbolism hands over her crystal heart]] is treated like a marriage ceremony. Much more subtly, however, is that Mr. Electricidad treats Max -- a fourth-grader -- like he's trying to put the moves on his daughter.
* DontExplainTheJoke: Mr. Electric's tendency to explain his electric-related puns.
* DragonInChief: Mr. Electric.
** [[spoiler:DragonAscendant: Becomes the main villain for the final part after Minus makes his HeelFaceTurn.]]
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: A rapid-flash version early in the movie.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Max has to see [[spoiler: his two greatest dreams "die"]] in order for him to make things right.
* ExactWords: Sharkboy's father really is at the bottom of the sea... [[spoiler:in a submarine looking for Sharkboy.]]
* ElementalPowers: Water and fire, naturally.
* FaceHeelTurn: Mr. Electric used to supply Planet Drool with power, but he got so fed up with all the happiness that he decided to [[DisproportionateRetribution destroy everything]].
* FauxActionGirl: Much is made of Lavagirl's destructive power, but she fails to hurt Mr. Electric, does nothing to any of his minions, and spends most of her time in the Ice Castle frozen where it would have [[ElementalRockPaperScissors made the most sense for her fire to come into play]].
* FireIceLightning: Lavagirl's Fire vs Ice Princess' Ice vs Electricidad's Lightning.
* FollowTheLeader: In-universe example: after Max tells his story about Sharkboy and Lavagirl to the class, the next day they all have their own set of boy-girl superheroes (e.g., Metalboy and Plasticgirl).
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Mr. Electricidad says they might have to change Linus's name to "[[MeaningfulName Minus]]," the name that belongs to his Planet Drool alter-ego.
* GoshDangItToHeck: [[JustifiedTrope Cleverly]] invoked when they realize Sharkboy's vehicle has no gas. Lavagirl looks at the chocolate coming out of the tailpipe, and says "fudge" with the inflection and facial expression of its R-rated counterpart.
* GroinAttack: During the chase scene at the playground, Max slips on a jungle gym and ends up straddling a rope by his groin.
* GrumpyBear: Sharkboy, who is angry about being unable to find his father, the frozen waters, and not being made King of the Ocean.
* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: Sharkboy rips things to shreds with his claws and teeth while Lavagirl shoots flames from her hand.
* HairTriggerTemper: It doesn't take much to set Sharkboy off.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Sharkboy.
* TheHeavy: Mr. Electric, again.
* HulkingOut: When Sharkboy goes into a "shark frenzy," he gains his eponymous teeth.
* HurricaneOfPuns: Mr. Electric, number one source of ''shock''ingly terrible jokes. It might as well be considered a ''thunderstorm'' of puns.
** A lot of the puns in this movie are dream/mind based too.
* AnIcePerson: The Ice Princess.
* IdiotBall: Lavagirl keeps forgetting she can't touch things without burning or melting them [[spoiler:and ends up destroying the dream journal this way]].
* IncrediblyLamePun: All over the place.
* InformedAbility: It's said that Lavagirl destroys everything she touches, but the only thing she actually destroys in the film is Max's journal. She can even touch ice without it melting.
** She melted the ice bridge. She melted a glass full of milk. She left burned footprints on the lawn and burned several student's schoolwork. Sharkboy can't even touch her without burning himself.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Sharkboy.
* LevelAte: The Land of Milk and Cookies, complete with giant cookies and milk river.
* MagmaMan / PlayingWithFire: Take a guess.
* MakingASplash: Sharkboy can shoot water from his hands.
* MrImagination: Max.
* MeaningfulEcho: "We're not ''compatible''!"
* MyInstinctsAreShowing: Sharkboy who was taught as a kid by sharks to always follow his instincts even when they might lead him into peril. He even says at one point that he can't fight his instincts.
* MythologyGag: It wouldn't be a Robert Rodriguez movie otherwise. We see Big Kahuna Burger and the logo for Troublemaker Studios.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Linus is the first to fight Mr. Electric after [[spoiler: his [[HeelFaceTurn Heel Face Turn]] and return to Earth]] and is promptly shocked for it.
* OneSteveLimit: Strangely averted in the ''cast:'' both Sharkboy and Lavagirl were played by actors named Taylor.
* OppositesAttract: Lavagirl and Sharkboy. Lavagirl [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this.
--> '''LG:''' We're not compatible!
* OrWasItADream: Zig-zagged.
* PaintingTheMedium: The spaceship scene was blatantly designed for Lavagirl to instruct the audience to put on their 3D glasses from within the movie. A cheap set of glasses were even packaged with the DVD. The scene is, however, [[ItMakesSenseInContext somewhat out of place]] if you don't have any or are watching the movie on television.
* PlotHole: When they get to the Land of Milk and Cookies, Sharkboy says he hates chocolate. So why did he eat the cookies Max's mom made?
** He didn't eat the full cookie...
* QuestForIdentity: Throughout the movie, Lavagirl keeps trying to find out who she really is and what her purpose is. [[spoiler: It turns out that she is not destruction or fire but ''light''.]]
* RealityWarper: Max. [[{{Foil}} And Minus]].
* RedOniBlueOni: The eponymous characters, [[InvertedTrope though not color coded as one would think.]] Sharkboy tends to be the more angry and emotive one while Lavagirl tends to be the more passive one.
* SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp: Minus, aka Linus.
* SdrawkcabName: Tobor.
* SharkMan: Shark Boy, of course.
* SoundEffectBleep: When Sharkboy is singing Max to sleep, he either does [[CensoredForComedy this to himself]], or just actually calls Max a "bleep".
* SpitTake: The movie apparently adores this trope. Several moments in the movie people are spitting stuff out, from chocolate chip cookies to lava rocks, although most are to show off the [[ThreeDMovie 3-D effects]].
* StepfordSmiler: Lavagirl is a Type A. It's hard being upbeat when everything you touch literally goes up in smoke.
* StockAesops: Of the "follow your dreams" variety, but presented as "dream a better dream".
* TeamMom: Lavagirl.
* ThisMeansWarpaint: While traveling through the [[LevelAte Land of Milk and Cookies]], Max spreads blue and pink frosting across his cheeks before charging at plughounds.
* {{Trickster}}: The Ice Princess' test for Max (and the fact that she doesn't tell him that only ''she'' can use the crystal heart before she gives it to him) reveals her as one.
** Though that just implied however.
* TronLines / VolcanicVeins: Lavagirl, of course.
* UnknownRival: The Ice Princess for Lavagirl. The two girls never even share a scene but Lavagirl hates her because of her theme being ice.
* VisualPun: All over the place.
* WithCatlikeTread: Sharkboy's 'lullaby'. With kung fu!
* WriteWhoYouKnow: In-universe example as most of the dream inhabitants are based off of people Max knows in real life.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Pink Hair]]: Lavagirl.
* YouKeepUsingThatWord: Apparently, everything Max dreams is "correct"...
* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry: "Shark frenzy!"
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