I went to go see Shark Boy and Lava Girl in 3D with my eldest son on Saturday night. It’s a bit of a change-up for Robert Rodriguez, as this is a kid’s film and his last effort was Sin City. Still, Rodriguez did a great job. Marty and I both loved the film. (“I can’t wait for that to come out on DVD!” he says.)
The story reminded me a bit of The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster, a book I read to shreds as a kid. There are all sorts of clever constructs like the Train of Thought, etc. If you have kids in your life—or are a kid at heart—I recommend it.