When the first Spy Kids movie came out I went mental. I touted it as one of the best movies of the year... that was 11 years ago, man do I feel old now! Other than a ripper horror movie, nothing excites me more than a quality kids flick. I was also a fan of Spy Kids 2 but the series ran out of puff with part 3. It wasn't very good... and now 6 years later Robert Rodriguz returns to the OSS (Office Of Strategic Services) with an all new adventure with a new kids. This movie is a fresh and welcome return to the quality of the original movie. The two new kids are great and Jessica Alba has a lot of fun as their Spy-Mum. The two kids from the original trilogy return as adult spies which continutes the cannon nicely. The juvenile laughs are littered throughout the movie with stupid and zany gadets galore, loads of toilet gags and a great cartoony villain played by Jeremy Piven. Most amusing was Ricky Gervais providing the voice of an animatronic spy-dog (in typical Gervais style). Rodriguz is a movie-making machine... he does it all... and I love that he balances adults movies with kids flicks (Desperado, Sin City, From Dust Till Dawn.... VS.... Spy Kids, Shorts and Shark Boy & Lava Girl)... and he practically makes them all on his own. Spy Kids 4 is great stuff. If you've got kids then check it out... and if you don't have kids then so what? See it anyway. My only dissapointment was that Machete's character (Danny Trejo) only appeared for a split second. Damn!!