Let’s get the show on the road, Robert Rodriguez style. No wasted energy, effort, or efficiency. It’s time to address the 10 best movies directed by Robert Rodriguez, and toss out a few references to movies that might be in the top 10 if they weren’t in development, pre- or post-production. At that, we’re also indebted to offering a nod to a book that any aspiring filmmaker should read, Rebel Without a Crew, by Robert Rodriguez, presenting his methodology of “by any means necessary,” for making his first feature film. And…action!
10. The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D (2005)
Sharkboy and Lavagirl. The two Taylors. This film gave a memorable birth to the career of Taylor Lautner, who would go on to steal all our hearts with his portrayal of Jacob Black in the Twilight series. In all seriousness, this film is a must on the list, because it carried significant weight in helping to create a trend in the industry: the renaissance of 3-D. There has always been a market for 3-D films, and most purists will opt for a film that is released as “standard,” because film is inherently three dimensional. However, films that are made with the 3-D features as part of its DNA will always attract the curious eye. Yep, this flick came four years before the $237 million, James Cameron 3-D foray Avatar. The success of Sharkboy and Lavagirl served as a litmus test.