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Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
(2003)
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Composed, Co-Orchestrated, Co-Conducted, and Co-Produced by:
Robert Rodriguez

Co-Orchestrated, Co-Conducted, and Co-Produced by:
George Oldziey

Co-Produced by:
Carl Thiel
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Milan Records
(July 22nd, 2003)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you think that synthetic video game music in analog is still cool and you want to hear that sound beefed up with a digitally altered orchestra.

Avoid it... if the parts of the previous Spy Kids scores that you enjoyed the most were those of orchestral bombast by John Debney.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #705
WRITTEN 9/17/03, REVISED 3/12/09
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Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over: (Robert Rodriguez) With the child stars of the series quickly growing out of their roles, the Spy Kids concept was destined to end as a trilogy in 2003. With this in mind, director Robert Rodriguez delayed his production of Once Upon a Time in Mexico in order to crank out his third installment to the Spy Kids franchise in record time. He continued to expand upon the use of the series to convey his ethical beliefs regarding family and loyalty. This time, a malevolent toymaker, performed with zeal by Sylvester Stallone, has an insidious plan to take over all the kids in the world by trapping their minds in their video games, and our favorite Cortez family has to play the game itself to free a trapped member. The twist on the film is its use of 3-D imagery during video game sequences that make up the latter half of the film. Critically, the film fared poorly compared to the first two, with the 3-D elements considered blurry and badly rendered in their colors. Nevertheless, the film was once again meant as silly fun, with performances by Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek (the El Mariachi favorites), Steve Buscemi, Alan Cumming, George Clooney, Bill Paxton, Ricardo Montalban (who makes cute references to his old car commercial performances) and, of course, Stallone (who plays four roles in the film, sometimes all in the same frame). Musically, the series had been a collaborative effort in its first two scores, with veteran project-saver John Debney entering both productions to inject some orchestral backbone to material that was often written or conceived of by Rodriguez. Unlike those previous two scores, however, Spy Kids 3-D is a solo Rodriguez effort, again utilizing the Texas symphonic ensemble assembled specifically for the previous entry (and accepting, along with it, a few blatant performance errors). The director had proven with his concurrent effort for Once Upon a Time in Mexico that he is capable of providing a rousing electronic and orchestral music for his films. Unlike that score, though, Spy Kids 3-D sounds as though it is completely rendered digitally, minimizing the role of the orchestra and playing towards the video game aspect of the story with predictably cheesy results.

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Average: 2.53 Stars
***** 23 5 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 47:15
• 1. Game Over - performed by Alexa Vega (3:15)
• 2. Thumb Thumbs (0:59)
• 3. Pogoland (1:53)
• 4. Robot Arena (2:12)
• 5. Metal Battle (2:44)
• 6. Toy Maker (3:34)
• 7. Mega Racer (5:57)
• 8. Programmerz (3:04)
• 9. Bonus Life (2:32)
• 10. Cyber Staff Battle (1:54)
• 11. Tinker Toys (1:20)
• 12. Lava Monster Rock (1:10)
• 13. The Real Guy (1:31)
• 14. Orbit (1:11)
• 15. Welcome to the Game (2:32)
• 16. Heart Drive - performed by Bobby Edner and Alexa Vega (3:43)
• 17. Game Over (Level 5 Mix) - performed by Alexa Vega (3:28)
• 18. Isle of Dreams (Cortez Mix) - performed by Alexa Vega (4:07)

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The insert includes a fold-out poster, but no extra information about the score or film.
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