Spy Kids 2 the Island of Lost Dreams

Spy Kids 2: the Island of Lost Dreams

Starring Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, Matt O’Leary, Emily Osment, Steve Buscemi, Antonio Banderas Directed By Robert Rodriguez Year 2002

The Story

SPY KIDS 2: THE ISLAND OF LOST DREAMS is a family film featuring young spies, which is loosely based on the 1930’s film THE ISLAND OF LOST SOULS. It is the sequel to 2001’s SPY KIDS, continuing the adventures of Carmen Cortez (Alexa Vega) and her younger brother Juni (Daryl Sabara). They have joined the OSS in the new spy kids division. It is there that they start a rivalry with tech-savvy brother and sister duel Gary (Matt O’Leary) and Gerti (Emily Osment) Giggles. When Gary and Gerti receive the coveted Ukata Assignment, and Juni is wrongfully fired, Carmen and him decide to steal the assignment and get his job back. When their gadgets fail to work on the bizarre island, they learn the importance of knowhow over technology.

Matt’s Character

Matt plays Gary Giggles, “Bad Boy” spy and secret crush of Carmen. It was this role that brought Matt to the public eye, especially for young teens. He was featured in magazines from Disney Adventures to J-14. There is even a Gary Giggle action figure! Although he wishes he could, Matt can no longer perform the Giggles’ laugh.

Awards

WINS:

2003 ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards -- Top Box Office Films

2003 Imagen Foundation Awards -- Best Director of a Foreign or Domestic Film: Robert Rodriguez

2003 Young Artist Awards -- Best Performance in a Feature Film for Leading Young Actress: Alexa Vega

NOMINATIONS:

2003 Golden Trailer Awards -- Best Animation/Family

2003 Young Artist Awards -- Best Family Feature Film Fantasy

2003 Young Artist Awards -- Best Performance in a Feature Film for Young Actress Age Ten or Under: Emily Osment

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