Race to Witch Mountain is a disappointing attempt to remake the 1975
film Escape to Witch Mountain.
It's a good movie for adults to take their
six- to 13-year-olds to. While the children are entertained by
all the flashy eye candy, lame jokes, and poker-faced bad guys
-- with a dog thrown in -- then the adults can determine just
how corny and stupid a script like this could have been made
into a movie.
Better yet, just drop the kids off.
Dwayne Johnson (aka "The Rock")
is completely wasted in this update d children's yarn about extra
terrestrials evading government agents in search of . . . their
spaceship? . . . a secret formula for botanical regeneration?
. . . a canine companion?
With all the shooting, crashes, and explosions,
you would think this reimagined story would be a thrill ride,
but instead it's lame, trite, and just mediocre.
Race to Witch Mountain may contain better special effects than its predecessor,
but delivers very little in the way of story, acting, and has
way too much action for the 99 minute running time.
The problems I had with this update of
the popular 70s science fiction kid-flick is that instead of
keeping up the silly fun and goofy intriguing plot of the original
Disney film, this movie centers on action and becomes bogged
down in chase scene after chase scene, and then turns into a
race to action mountain on its way to its explosive, violent,