The Disney channel beamed ‘The Sharkboy and Lavagirl’ recently, a movie for kids to enjoy, mine didn’t although it was supposed to be in 3D. What got everyone in the room excited was spotting the Shark Boy as Taylor Lautner, yes a much younger Lautner or Jacob as Twilight fans would like to call him.

The cast includes David Arquette and Kristin Davis The movie was released in 2005 and is an action adventure fantasy film by Robert Rodriguez. The boy hero of the film lives in his own world where he fantasises about two heroes-Shark Boy and Lava Girl but somehow the dream world comes alive and the heroes need Max’s help to fight the evil in their land.

The film by Robert Rodriguez was a total family affair with his sons and wife contributing to writing and acting in it. His name appears in the credits fourteen times, most notably as director, a producer, a screenwriter (along with Marcel Rodriguez), visual effects supervisor, director of photography, editor, a camera operator, and a composer and performer.

Robert Rodriguez appears in the credits fourteen times, most notably as director, a producer, a screenwriter (along with Marcel Rodriguez), visual effects supervisor, director of photography, editor, a camera operator, and a composer and performer.

Dean Roll, a professional wrestler, trademarked the name Shark Boy in 1998 and filed a lawsuit against Miramax in 2005 claiming trademark infringement, the suit was settled for an undisclosed amount in 2007.

Robert is the producer director of’ ‘El Mariachi’ and ‘Desperado’. Rodríguez went on to collaborate with Quentin Tarantino to make From Dusk Till Dawn  and with Kevin Williamson on the horror film The Faculty. In 2001, Rodríguez enjoyed his first Hollywood hit with Spy Kids, which went on to become a trilogy. He later made Sin City.

All his other movies gained him recognition as a director but his Shark Boy and Lava Girl was a box-office dud and was panned by the critics too.