Don’t you wish you could just stop time from flying away or have more hours in a day to fulfil your professional, parental and personal commitments?
And when you become a parent, are you constantly trading your time to be with your family or to be at work? How many times have you uttered these words to your child and then felt incredibly guilty right after: “Not now, honey, I’m busy. I’ll make it up to you later.” But you never seem to find the time to do so.
And that’s what the new Dimension Film Spy Kids 4: All The Time In The World seeks to do. Do we really have all the time in the world? While we are chasing time, are we making the right priorities?
Wilbur Wilson (Joel McHale) is a famous spy hunting television reporter, married to Marissa Cortez (Jessica Alba), a homemaker with their new baby and stepmother to Wilbur’s kids Rebecca (Rowan Blanchard) and Cecil (Mason Cook).
He wishes to spend more time with the family but is under constant pressure by his work to make new discoveries for his television show. What he doesn’t know is that the woman he shares his bed with – his wife – is a retired super spy. Things get interesting when maniacal Timekeeper (Jeremy Piven) threatens to stop time with his Armageddon machine and Marissa is called out of her retirement by the head of OSS to deal with this threat.
The competitive and bickering siblings are thrust into action when they learn their boring stepmom was once a top agent. And the step kids, with the help of former Spy kids Carmen (Alexa Vega) and Juni Cortez (Daryl Sabara) must work together and use their wit to fight alongside their stepmom against the Timekeeper and his sidekick, “Tick-Tock”.
Will the world run out of time?
This is a feel-good movie on sibling rivalry, acceptance and family unity. It has many funny bits of dialogue which I shall leave you to discover. We love the family pet, a dog named Argonaut, who talks with a British accent (sounded very much like Ricky Gervais of The Office UK fame).
And of course, there’s Jessica Alba! She has got to be the hottest, sexiest, kick-ass pregnant mama EVER!
The first movie to introduce a 4D: Aromascope; the Aroma Card distributed at the beginning of the show was a great hit with the kids. Personally, it smelled more like strawberry bubblegums to me, but my son swears he could smell all eight different scents on the aroma-card!
Do expect lots of idioms about time such as “time flies when you’re having fun” and “spend your time now or you’ll always find time later for regret.”
Spy Kids 4: All The Time In The World is scheduled for release on 1st Sep in Singapore.