Saturday, March 21, 2009

Race to Witch Mountain

This re-imagining of the 1975 film, Escape to Witch Mountain is good clean Disney fun! It has the same flavor as the 1975 film and the 1978 follow up Return to Witch Mountain. Those films really inspired my imagination and it was nostalgic goodness to take my son to see the new film starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (Jack Bruno), Anna Sophie Robb (Sarah), and Alexander Ludwig (Seth).

It's a simple story of two young aliens crashing on Earth to retrieve an experiment for their own dying planet. Our military coldly captures their space ship and hunts them down. Fortunately they hook up with a down and out taxi driver who gets caught up in their quest to save earth from invasion.

The acting was a little forced and I would liked to have seen better lines for the humorous parts but overall I enjoyed the ride! There were even cameo appearances of the original two space kids. Kim Richards (Tina the waitress) who played Tia Malone and Ike Eisenmann (Sheriff Antony) who played Tony Malone in the previous Witch Mountain movies)

So checkout Race to Witch Mountain with the kids before the real Star Trek hits the big screen in May!

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