Watching Spy Kids 2 is a bit like walking into a little boy’s room where countless toys are scattered about in mid-play. It may be messy, but
the sheer imagination on display is undeniable. Writer-director Robert Rodriguez revisits his fun, unassuming James Bond takeoff for the Happy Meal set, this time throwing in a weird wonderland where a mad scientist (Steven Buscemi) has created a menagerie of mutated
creatures. It’s all a bit exhausting, but don’t be surprised if the kids find it exhilarating.