Spy Kids: All the Time in the World

Rated PG (3-D)

May 01, 2011 | By Kelli Plasket

Directed by Robert Rodriguez

Starring Jessica Alba, Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, Antonio Banderas, Jeremy Piven, Rowan Blanchard, Mason Cook, Joel McHale

The Spy Kids series is back with a whole new story—and brand-new spies. Jessica Alba stars as Marissa Cortez Wilson, the aunt of the original Spy Kids and a retired secret agent of the Organization of Super Spies (OSS). Marissa left the agency when she became a mom to a baby girl and twin stepkids, Rebecca (Blanchard) and Cecil (Cook). The twins don't get along with their new stepmom, but that may change when Marissa is thrown back into action.

A new villain, the Timekeeper (Piven), is threatening to take over the world. Now Rebecca and Cecil must put aside their differences with Marissa and help her stop the Timekeeper, before he stops time.

Meanwhile, original Spy Kids Carmen (Vega) and Juni (Sabara) are all grown up. They make an appearance in the fourth film as adult spies trying to revive OSS's closed Spy Kids division.

Did You Know?

It's been eight years since the last Spy Kids movie, Spy Kids 3D: Game Over, hit theaters. Writer/director Robert Rodriguez was inspired to make another Spy Kids movie when he saw Jessica Alba, then a new mom, dealing with her daughter's exploding diaper. That's when he came up with the idea of Alba's spy mom character.


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