First Trailer for Robert Rodriguez's New Kids Movie 'Shorts'
Are you ready for "mild action and some rude humor" from Robert Rodriguez? Warner Brothers has debuted the new trailer for Shorts, Rodriguez's newest kids movie in the same vein as Spy Kids and The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D. Don't expect anything too exciting out of this - it's just a kids movie. Shorts is about a bullied kid that finds a magical rainbow colored rock that grants him wishes. And yep, Robert Rodriguez not only wrote and directed it, but he's also credited as the editor, producer, visual effects supervisor, and cinematographer. It looks kind of fun, I guess, I'll probably see it. Will you?
Watch the first trailer for Robert Rodriguez's Shorts:
You can also watch the trailer for Shorts in High Definition on Apple
A young boy's (Jimmy Bennett) discovery of a colorful, wish-granting rock causes chaos in the suburban town of Black Falls when jealous kids and scheming adults alike set out to get their hands on it.
Shorts is both written and directed by Texan filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, of Spy Kids, Spy Kids 2, Spy Kids 3-D, and The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D, as well as Sin City and El Mariachi. All of his previous kids movies have been distributed by Dimension Films, however he switched it up this time and went with Warner Brothers instead. WB will be bringing Shorts to theaters on August 7th this summer.
Reader Feedback - 27 Comments
why can't he stop dicking around and wasting time with this bullshit and make sin city 2? christ... i understand they are profitable but any hack job can make these types of movies. its such a waste of rodriguez's talents.
Johnny on Apr 8, 2009
this is a rip off of Sylvester and the Magic Pebble. haha. http://www.amazon.com/Sylvester-Magic-Pebble-Aladdin-Picture/dp/0671662694
rblitz7 on Apr 8, 2009
Looks like crappy acting (especially at the end), but they are kids...I think it'll be "entertaining".
Tom V on Apr 8, 2009
moviekidmike on Apr 8, 2009
FUCK THIS SHIT, WHERE IS SIN CITY 2????
TJ on Apr 8, 2009
Looks like a bad ripoff of CJ7 to me.
Boxoffice Marco on Apr 8, 2009
IS THIS A JOKE!!!!!! REALLY!!!! PLEASE TELL ME IT IS!!!!!!! THAT LOOKS WORSE THAN THAT MEATBALL ANIMATION MOVIE!!!!!!
Christopher on Apr 8, 2009
why...is he making this stuff? didnt he learn with that shark boy and lava girl thing? does he have like a contract to make crappy kids movies before he can make good movies?
Dan on Apr 8, 2009
Oh my god.. what a pile of shit.
dom on Apr 8, 2009
What are you doing Robert? This looks much worse than Spy Kids 3D!! Robert, you should be doing Red Sonja or Sin City 2 or Machete or a new Mariachi!!! The thing I hate the most is that this type of shit sells a lot.
justsomeone on Apr 8, 2009
Take a chill pill guys. RR has kids and this is the film he wants to do right now. Especially with Sin City 2 is development hell. Cant believe you're hating him for doing what he wants! Surely thats to be applauded. Also, Im glad RR is making a kids film thats guaranteed to be good, instead of shit like 'Hotel for Dogs'. Loved the Little Nicky music. Adds to the cheekyness.
Marcus on Apr 8, 2009
It's because of these kids movies that Robert Rodriguez has the money and autonomy from Hollywood to make stuff like Sin City and Grindhouse. If you want another awesome movie wait it out.
Fuelbot on Apr 8, 2009
Even my kids would think this is dumb. And they'll watch anything. Even Indy IV.
Blake on Apr 8, 2009
The little girl reminds me of christina ricci or she at least looks like her. I'll probably pass on this but I can see how kids will probably like it.
Janet on Apr 8, 2009
I will do everything I can to avoid seeing this movie. dear god. why does he keep doing this?
-Peter- on Apr 8, 2009
written, produced and directed by Mr. Rodriguez *sigh* as much as i want to join the crew and bitch about how i just want Sin City 2... i cant. the mans a talented director he can do everything from the stupidest of kids movies to the grittiest of man movies. *sigh*... *sigh*....... *sigh*
DoomCanoe on Apr 8, 2009
oh good - another Spy Kids... /sigh
bozoconnors on Apr 9, 2009
TV Networks here we come... but.. think I would see it in the theatres as this is right up my 9 yr olds alley... loves the SK movies, so think I will be there.
Dusty on Apr 9, 2009
Watch my words: you will not like Sin City 2. Because there will be nothing new or revolutionary in it. Go and get the Sin City comic books, there is everything in them.
Bencus on Apr 9, 2009
I've heard from SEVERAL people that have worked with Rodriguez that he is in fact a giant Douche Bag. He consistently takes credit for other peoples work and is a complete ego maniac... BTW has anyone seen him without a hat or bandana on? I bet he's bald with a giant butt crack running down the middle of his head.
ryan on Apr 9, 2009
Umm awful CGi.. Batteries Not Included anyone?
BSP on Apr 9, 2009
Looks ok, since it's Rodriguez I will check it out - He knows how to make an entertaining film. I'm surprised Elizabeth Avellan is still working with him.
d1rEct on Apr 12, 2009
These comments are written by nerds living in their parents basement! This is a pretty cool kids movie. Robert did an excellent job!
Ironwill on Apr 13, 2009
looks pretty weird, but I'm up for this! I think it will be a light, fun/interesting movie to watch.
Susana on Apr 17, 2009
@Ironwill - you just included yourself in that demographic moron.
bozoconnors on Apr 22, 2009
You guys (I'm going out on a limb here) really need to relax. It looks like a fun movie. I've had enough of the chest-beating macho bullshit, the Sin City movie was exactly like the comic except for the PoMo tongue in cheek, it was so self-serious that it was guaranteed to descend into comedy (just this time I was laughing AT it - rather than WITH it). Shorts reminds me of Malcom in the Middle, Eerie Indiana or The Adventures of Pete and Pete. All great shows. And yeah, the acting isn't great, but at least we are seeing kids acting like kids instead of these creepy 8-year old adults with one eye on the gross revenue and the other on Lee Strasberg.
relax on Jun 5, 2009
My 9 year old loved the movie and so did I!! Highly recommend!!!
susan c on Aug 22, 2009
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