SUPPORT FILMTRACKS! CLICK HERE FIRST:
Amazon.com
Amazon.co.uk
iTunes (U.S.)
Amazon.ca
Amazon.fr
eBay (U.S.)
Amazon.de
Amazon.es
Half.com
Glisten Effect
Editorial Reviews
Scoreboard Forum
Viewer Ratings
Composers
Awards
   NEWEST MAJOR REVIEWS:
     1. San Andreas
    2. Mad Max: Fury Road
   3. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  4. Cinderella
 5. Furious 7
6. Jupiter Ascending
   CURRENT MOST POPULAR REVIEWS:
         1. Titanic
        2. Harry Potter: Sorcerer's Stone
       3. LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring
      4. Maleficent
     5. LOTR: Return of the King
    6. Hobbit: Unexpected Journey
   7. Interstellar
  8. Moulin Rouge
 9. Gladiator
10. How to Train Your Dragon 2
Home Page
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D
(2005)
Album Cover Art
Co-Composed by:
Robert Rodriguez
Graeme Revell
John Debney

Produced by:
Robert Townson
Labels Icon
LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(June 28th, 2005)
Availability Icon
ALBUM AVAILABILITY
Regular U.S. release.
Awards
AWARDS
None.
Also See Icon
ALSO SEE




Decorative Nonsense
PRINTER FRIENDLY VIEW
(inverts site colors)



   Availability | Viewer Ratings | Comments | Audio & Track Listings | Notes
Buy it... if you can wade through all the juvenile and underdeveloped music by Robert Rodriguez and Graeme Revell to get to several strong and occasionally beautiful interpretations of that same music by John Debney.

Avoid it... if ten minutes of that impressive Debney material isn't worth the mass of continuing disappointment coming from Rodriguez's themes and Revell's equally poor rendering of those themes.
Review Icon
EDITORIAL REVIEW
FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #963
WRITTEN 12/3/05
Shopping Icon
BUY IT


iTunes (9.99)


Revell
Revell
Debney
Debney
Rodriguez
Rodriguez
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D: (Robert Rodriguez/Graeme Revell/John Debney) Director Robert Rodriguez has an important decision to make about his career. Is he going to continue producing gripping, mature pictures such as El Mariachi and Sin City? Or is he going to let his apparent fetish for video game-inspired kiddie adventures with wannabe rock star pre-teens destroy his career? These Spy Kids types of films really are becoming a borderline form of fetish for Rodriguez, and his methodology of producing them often results in an awkward situation regarding the music for the pictures. To label it plainly: Rodriguez is an equal-opportunity employer when it comes to his scores. It is easy to accept the premise that Rodriguez prefers to write the primary themes for his films but does not have the time or expertise to flesh them out to the levels necessary for the finished product. There's nothing wrong with getting some assistance for the score-writing duties, and Rodriguez proved with Sin City that the process can actually work to a film's benefit. Some critics have argued that the director's musical abilities are severely lacking, although that would be too simplistic and unfair an argument against Rodriguez. His themes are simplistic, true, but so are most themes that are badly rendered, and it is that rendering problem that plagues much of Rodriguez's music. But then there's Once a Time in Mexico, a more daring and far more authentic score written by Rodriguez alone. So at best, the entire situation is a soupy mess, compounded by Rodriguez's insistence in committee scoring that has included even Danny Elfman and Harry Gregson-Williams. Rodriguez's best move came when he garnered the support of John Debney for his second Spy Kids score; since then, it has been Debney's contributions to all of these Rodriguez films and scores that have easily overshadowed the music by other contributors.

Ratings Icon
VIEWER RATINGS
175 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 2.25 Stars
***** 15 5 Stars
**** 19 4 Stars
*** 29 3 Stars
** 44 2 Stars
* 68 1 Stars
  (View results for all titles)

Comments Icon
COMMENTS
3 TOTAL COMMENTS
Read All Start New Thread Search Comments
Alternate review of Sharkboy and Lavagirl at Movie Music UK
Jonathan Broxton - January 11, 2006, at 1:03 p.m.
1 comment  (1704 views)
   Re: Credit Hog   Expand >>
   Brian Cornelius - December 31, 2005, at 11:21 a.m.
2 comments  (2117 views)
Newest: December 31, 2005, at 8:05 p.m.by Brian Cornelius
More...


Track Listings Icon
TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 43:26
• 1. The Shark Boy*/*** (3:47)
• 2. The Lava Girl* (1:28)
• 3. Max's Dream* (1:37)
• 4. Sharkboy and Lavagirl Return* (1:44)
• 5. Planet Drool* (2:12)
• 6. Mount Never Rest** (2:35)
• 7. Passage of Time*# (1:30)
• 8. Mr. Electric** (1:09)
• 9. Train of Thought*** (2:01)
• 10. Dream Dream Dream Dream (Dream Dream)* - performed by Taylor Lautner (1:54)
• 11. Stream of Consciousness*** (1:33)
• 12. Sea of Confusion*** (3:04)
• 13. The LaLa's*## (1:09)
• 14. The Ice Princess*/*** (2:51)
• 15. Sharkboy vs. Mr. Electric** (0:55)
• 16. Lavagirl's Sacrifice* (2:10)
• 17. The Light* (2:21)
• 18. Battle of the Dreamers*(1:21)
• 19. Mr. Electric on Earth** (1:15)
• 20. Unplugged*/*** (1:12)
• 21. The Day Dreamer*/*** (1:29)
• 22. Sharkboy and Lavagirl* - performed by Taylor Dooley (4:09)
* composed by Robert Rodriguez
** composed by Graeme Revell
*** composed by John Debney
*# composed by Robert Rodriguez and Carl Thiel
*## composed by Nicole Weinstein

Notes Icon
NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes a lengthy note from Robert Rodriguez about the score and film.
Copyright © 2005-2015, Filmtracks Publications. All rights reserved.
The reviews and other textual content contained on the filmtracks.com site may not be published, broadcast, rewritten
or redistributed without the prior written authority of Christian Clemmensen at Filmtracks Publications. All artwork and sound clips from The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D are Copyright © 2005, Varèse Sarabande and cannot be redistributed without the label's expressed written consent. Page created 12/3/05 (and not updated significantly since).
Reviews Preload Scoreboard decoration Ratings Preload Composers Preload Awards Preload Home Preload Search Preload