Get ready for the first and last time you’ll ever think, “Why isn’t Taylor Lautner in this?”
Despite being critically drubbed and scarcely turning a profit, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D now has an unlikely sequel headed to Netflix—We Can Be Heroes. Taylor Dooley is back as Lavagirl, and the unabashedly poor greenscreen and effects are too. OG Sharkboy Lautner is nowhere to be seen, but it doesn’t really matter, because the focus is on the children of these superheroes. Priyanka Chopra, Christian Slater, Pedro Pascal, Sung Kang, and Boyd Holbrook co-star. Also, it isn’t 3-D, which seems like a pretty glaring omission, but alright.
We Can Be Heroes arrives New Year’s Day, and its quality will be the Groundhog Day test for whether 2021 will also be a piece of shit.