Just one year after the original Spy Kids movie came to screens in 2001, its sequel Spy Kids 2: The Island of the Lost Dreams was released. The return of kid spies Carmen and Juni (Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara), who have now joined the ranks of the new CSS spy children's division, work alongside their parents Gregorio and Ingrid Cortez (Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino). They have also added their spy Grandparents (Holland Taylor and Ricardo Montalban) to mix. As a family, they work together to defeat the "bad guys" and save Planet Earth.
With new high-tech gadgets and a vast array of special effects, the Spy kids travel far and away to a bizarre volcanic Island. Their journey leads them on a mission to save the Earth from permanently losing energy due to a powerful Transmooker Device. They must retrieve the device before it falls into the hands of Donnagon, who wishes to use its powers to rule the World. Along the way they run into their long lost competitors, Gary and Gerti (Matt O'Leary and Emily Osment), who also happen to be child spies. They soon begin working together to find and destroy the Transmooker Device before others can use its powers for evil. Carmen develops feelings for Gary but is soon persuaded by her brother that Gary would only be trouble for her. As they travel to a mysterious island near Madagascar they run into an odd and unhinged scientist, Romero (Steve Buscemi), who has secluded himself in his lair. The scientist has been in hiding ever since one of his experiments backfired, causing the unusual mutation of the islands various animal species. After conquering evil and saving the planet once again, Carmen and Juni develop a stronger bond as siblings and realize the importance of trust and working together. The Spy Kids 2 is rated PG and runs 100 minutes long.