|Race to Witch Mountain
For years, stories have circulated about a secret place in the middle of the Nevada desert known for unexplained phenomena and
strange sightings. It is called Witch Mountain, and when Las Vegas cab driver Jack Bruno (Dwayne Johnson) encounters two teens with supernatural powers in his cab, he suddenly finds himself in the middle of an adventure he can’t explain. Working together, Jack and his young passengers
discover that the only chance to save the world lies in unraveling the secrets of Witch Mountain, and the race begins.
Walt Disney Pictures’ Race to Witch Mountain marks the Disney reunion of director Andy Fickman and Dwayne Johnson. This film is based on the book titled “Escape to Witch Mountain” by Alexander Key, as was the original film from the 1970’s. This picture is a modern day
re-imaging of the Key’s book, which was made into the aforementioned 1975 classic “Escape to Witch Mountain” and whose characters inspired the 1978 film sequel, “Return from Witch Mountain.”
This picture seemingly moves along because of all the chase scenes. Remember the A-team? In that all too familiar television show, the A-team kept running from the bad guys, yet they never really ever went anywhere. This movie falls into that category. Now, don’t get me
wrong here. There is substance to this movie. Unfortunately, due to all of the chase scenes, the film stops telling the story...over, and over, and over again. Chase scenes for the sake of something to do is never an excuse. Give the kids enough popcorn and they will love this film. The
adults? Well, folks, I just don’t have the energy.
Race to Witch Mountain
Starring: Dwayne Johnson & AnnaSophia Robb
Director: Andy Fickman
Now Showing: In area Theatres
MPAA Rating: PG
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