The original “Spy Kids” trilogy focused solely on Carmen and Juni Cortez, siblings who discover that their parents are secret agents and decide to become members of a secret spy organization. The first film introduced audiences to the characters. While that first entry does have its merits, the sequel is where things truly get wild and crazy for the franchise.
In “Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams,” Carmen and Juni travel to a mysterious island filled with dangerous mutated animals as they fight against a pair of rival kid agents. Directed by Robert Rodriguez, the film features his signature blend of chaotic action and gross-out humor that would come to define the franchise. In addition to its young actors, the ensemble adult cast of Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Danny Trejo, Bill Paxton, and Steve Buscemi is another highlight of the film.