For crib use at school examination parents send twins of the Zip (Raul Rivas) and Zap (Daniel Sereso) to "Esperants’s" summer boarding school. Though the name of school is translated as "Hope", it appears rigid, almost sadistic institution with so severe orders that from children after arrival will confiscate toys that they for a second did not distract from occupations. Such rules offend madcap Zappa to depth of soul, and it lines the more obedient brother and two new friends to create club of night mischief and small sabotage. During the next sortie children learn that "Esperantsa’s" first director hid somewhere in a building the collection of brilliants and that present director Falkonetti has (Javier Gutiyerres) the card puzzle which specifies a way with treasures.
The performer of a role of Zap Daniel Sereso is very similar to Javier Bardem, but, as far as we know, they are not relatives
The new Spanish adventure film is based on classical the comic strip cycle about the Zip and Zap, but he does not demand and does not wait for any knowledge of the original from the audience. As a matter of fact, from «A zip and Zap» two header heroes and the old-fashioned atmosphere of the film passed to a picture only: fascist orders in a boarding school (up to the security guard with a vicious dog), any computers and cell phones and total absence of pupils of politically correct nationalities. At least, as significant characters – in mass meeting someone could and затесаться.
From five young actors who have played the main children’s roles, before at cinema acted in film only Marcos Ruiz (Micro) and Claudia Vega (Matilda)
Whether present children who begin «айфонить» earlier will estimate such cinema, than to speak? Likely and. They so deliberately estimated old-fashioned "Harry Potter", and «The club of glass balls» on spirit and mood is very similar to the first potteriany series – especially on those their fragments where heroes шастали according to Hogvartsu and tried to open his secrets. Though the main source of inspiration for screenwriters, possibly, were Richard Donner’s American "Goofs" and to that similar tapes about younger teenagers who look for treasures, read old maps, solve puzzles in the spirit of Indiana Jones … and thumb a nose to the harmful adults assured that children should eat that give, to study that will order, to speak only on team and never to be naughty and not to play "silly" games.
Comparing «A zip and Zap» to the best samples of a genre (not only with "Goofs", but also with, for example, Soviet dilogy "Kortik" and «A bronze bird»), it is possible to tell that young actors of the film slightly have charisma, and their adventure could be slightly more fascinating. However it only cavils – the picture fulfills all requirements of a genre and tells story which can carry away not only children, but also those parents in whom the child did not die yet. It is also pleasant that the film did without frank toilet humour, usual in present Hollywood children’s tapes. As it is healthy that the Spanish cinema-men not such vulgar persons, as their transatlantic colleagues!
One more indisputable advantage of a tape – its scenery and design. When heroes in the middle of the night look for treasures, it is important, that they did it in a frightening and bewitching place, and "Esperants’s" built in neomedieval style with towers and vaults the Internet, – just such building. Work for the atmosphere and the freakish mechanisms blocking to children a way to a treasure and demanding performance of enough difficult tasks.