My Favourite Martian
James and the Giant Peach
I hated this film. I hated it before we even saw it. I was a 'film snob' even then. Looking back, I feel bad about how I reacted, there weren't many family friendly films on at the time and Spy Kids was the only choice. A few other complained about the choice, but they still went. It was a successful trip in the end and I think other parents were pleased to see the kids out of the house.
I still stand by my opinion. A story of two annoying children who are forced to become totally awesome spies to save their world famous spy parents didn't grab me. I remember being disappointed that Alan Cumming had stooped so low in his rather silly role. I knew who he was but now I cannot recall where I had seen him before to know this.... Years later I would wonder what made Robert Rodriguez make this film and its sequels.