Robert Rodriguez Revisits the Realm of Kids’ Movies With Shorts


Tagline: "What you wish for is what you get, and what you get is more than you ever imagined."

Translation: Who's ready for a wish-fulfillment fantasy for children?

The Verdict: Ever since Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror (one-half of Grindhouse) underwhelmed at the box-office back in 2007, his bumpy personal life seems to have had an effect on his once-prolific professional career. Not only did he fail to find financing for his proposed remake of Red Sonja (which was to star his girlfriend, Rose McGowan), but the development process for his two Sin City sequels has been fraught with delays. So it makes some semblance of sense that he would ditch the frenzied world of fanboy flicks and retreat to his other comfort zone, children's movies. To be quite frank, his new film Shorts looks like it's going to be just as painful for anyone over the age of 12 to watch as Spy Kids or The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl were. Then again, if you've ever discovered a magical, rainbow-colored rock that fell from space and gave you the power to make your every wish come true, this film will probably hit close to home.

First Trailer for Robert Rodriguez's New Kids Movie 'Shorts' [First Showing]