REVIEW: 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 a Las Vegas cab driver (DWAYNE
JOHNSON) finds two teens with supernatural powers in his
cab, he suddenly finds himself in the middle of an adventure
he can’t explain. When they discover that the only chance to
save the world lies in unraveling the secrets of Witch
Mountain , the race begins, as the government, mobsters and
even extraterrestrials try to stop them. RACE TO WITCH
MOUNTAIN is a fun and thrilling adventure featuring
incredible special effects.
REVIEW: I always
have supported the remake or re-imaging of an old film.
Even more knowing that it was a good film. It is always
to see how a classic film will look in contemporary times. That
is why I was excited to watch "Race to Witch Mountain", a
re-imaging of the 1975's film "Escape to Witch Mountain"
which was based in the science fiction novel written by
Alexander Key. "Race to Witch Mountain" reunites
director Andy Fickman and Dwayne Johnson, who previous
worked in Disney's film "The Game Plan".
Going into this film the
only thing that I was able to recall about the original
film's plot was that two aliens kids needed to get to the
Witch Mountain, and that they were being followed by someone
really bad. That's it! No more! How they got there , who
helped them get there, no idea. Neither was I interested in
knowing, so I didn't google it. I wanted Andy Fickman to
tell me that part. After watching the film, I just have to
say that he surpassed my expectations for "Race to Witch
Mountain. A movie that I found to be highly entertaining,
making it a thrilled ride for the entire family. Even the
dog will have fun with this one.
So what I like about the
movie? First that the screenplay was well developed. What do
you mean by well developed? Well, I found most of
situations, involving the main cast well explained, there
were not to many under the sleeve A's to get the main
characters out of trouble. At least I did not felt that my
intelligence was being offended. Of course there were a
couple of situations that were hard to explain, however
those were follow either by a good action or special
effect scene, so they got and easy pass.
I also like the special
effects, They were not at the level of a Summer blockbuster, but there
couple of scenes that were at that level. I think most
people have seen one in the trailer, it is when one of the
siblings stop a car with his power (good stuff). This one
looks even better in the theater.
The cast selection was a
good one by Andy Fickman. Ciarán Hinds plays a believable
Federal agent totally focus in accomplishing his mission at any
cost. And of course Dwayne Johnson who continues to connect
with audience like any other. His charisma and his big smile
that sticks in peoples mind, making him hard to dislike.
Overall the film has the
main ingredients that makes for a highly entertain family
adventure experience. If the Chihuahuas were able to make noise
for Disney last year, there is not reason to believe that
"Race To Witch Mountain" can't do the same and why not even
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