Want to see what Robert Rodriguez has been up too lately? Maybe you don't. I guess it all depends on how old you are. Rodriguez sure does know how to make a fun adult movie, but when it comes to the kid films the guy just doesn't have what it takes. I haven't really enjoyed any of his kids films. I know I am not the target demographic for these films, but I still love going to see kid films from Pixar, DreamWorks, and from various other studios so why is it that I can't connect with my inner child when I see these kinds of Robert Rodriguez movies? Maybe they are just plain bad. I don't know how else to explain it. Maybe it's that damn Rainbow rock. Check out the trailer below and let me know if I am missing something.
In the suburb of Black Falls, all the houses look the same and everyone works for BLACK BOX Unlimited Worldwide Industries Incorporated, whose Mr. Black's BLACK BOX is the ultimate communication and do-it-all gadget that's sweeping the nation. Other than keeping his parents employed, however, Mr. Black's BLACK BOX has done nothing for 11-year-old Toe Thompson, who just wants to make a few friends... until a mysterious rainbow-colored rock falls from the sky, hits him in the head and changes everything. The Rainbow Rock does Mr. Black's BLACK BOX one better: it grants wishes to anyone who holds it. Before long, wishes-gone-wrong have left the neighborhood swarming with tiny spaceships, crocodile armies, giant boogers... and outrageous magical mayhem around every corner. But it's not until the grown-ups get their hands on the Rock that the trouble really starts. Now Toe and his new found friends must join forces to save their town from itself, discovering along the way that what you wish for is not always what you want.