KEVIN O'SULLIVAN AT THE MOVIES: I spy Sly in 3D wheeze; SPY KIDS 3: GAME OVER Cert: U, 84mins.
THIS review comes to you in glorious 2D - so you don't need those bloody glasses to read it. Which, unfortunately, cannot be said of this video game disguised as a movie.
The special specs you have to don to watch most of the action have the unsettling effect of making you feel almost blind in the left eye.
If you don't wear them, everything is blurred. So when the order GLASSES ON is flashed up on the screen you have no choice but to obey. But when you acclimatise to the disconcerting optical apparel, the film itself isn't that bad.
Boasting a stellar cast of stars on a recruitment drive for future fans, it's a hi-tech romp involving a chubby-cheeked kid called Juni Cortez (Daryl Sabara) in a race to save millions of children from a dastardly toymaker.
Lopsided eye syndrome notwithstanding, the 3D wizardry and effects are spectacular. And Juni's odyssey through cyberspace to immobilise the Game Over computer challenge, which steals the minds of its impressionable young players, delivers a thrill ride just like a - er - video game.
Sylvester Stallone is not unamusing as the twisted toymaker, George Clooney is a hoot playing the pretend president and Antonio Banderas is a barrel of laughs in the role of Juni's scientist dad.
With Ricardo Montelban, Salma Hayek and Steve Buscemi also taking part, this superior kids' stuff certainly boasts a host of big names. Enough to make you wonder what the virtual world is coming to!
FUN: Sylvester Stallone stars
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Aug 1, 2003|
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