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What parents should know about ''Spy Kids 2''

What parents should know about ”Spy Kids 2” — The PG-rated juvie Bond sequel is a pretty safe way to entertain the kids

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Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, ...
Spy Kids 2: Rico Torres

IN A NUTSHELL The technosavvy siblings (Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara) go on a super-secret mission to a strange island, meet a shy, mad scientist (Steve Buscemi), and save the world — no sweat.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT? Following the success and surprise delights of last year?s original Spy Kids — you bet.

SEX/NUDITY None

DRUGS/ALCOHOL Spiked drinks briefly knock out every adult at a fancy dinner.

VIOLENCE/SCARINESS Computer-animated animals fight; so do computer-animated human skeletons.

OBJECTIONABLE WORDS, PHRASES, OR STEREOTYPES One Spy Kid says a cheeky variation on the phrase full of s—.

THE VERDICT Inventive, good-natured spy fun for kids and adults; the antidote to the midget-and-mojo titters of Austin Powers.

APPROPRIATE AGES 7 and up

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