I had the small honor

I had the small honor of watching an unusually interesting kids movie that didn’t pander to adults – Spy Kids. More importantly, the film, which is much better than the first Harry Potter spectacle as far as pre-teen sci-fi goes, is fundamentally a Hispanic film. Directed by Robert Rodriguez, the man who brought us the very funny (and now very old) El Mariachi (1992), Spy Kids shows a decidedly Hispanic family going about their daily spy lives in a Spanish-speaking city (in Chile) and using some of the coolest gadgets around. This may well be the first movie that depicts a non-black, non-white Western family in a mainstream Hollywood movie.

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