Today my brother and I went to see "Race To Witch Mountain". It opened on March 13, 2009 (last Friday). I bring up the actual date, because curiously to me, all three "Witch Mountain" movies opened in March of their Year. The original "Escape To Witch Mountain" opened March 21, 1975. I remember loving that movie when it came out. I loved the flying RV. The second movie "Return From Witch Mountain"
opened March 10, 1978. It was a good movie, but the second is probably my least favorite of the three.
"Race To Witch Mountain" proved to be a much better movie than I would have thought. I often feel follow up movies done so long after the original lack connection with the old movie. They usually try to beef them up to modern times. Although there were some kick butt graphics in this movie they did stay true to the nature of the original movies. The movie had some great theatrics, but nothing could beat the lines in this movie that the man character, "Jack Bruno" (Played by Dwayne Johnson) dished out. Where as in the other movies the male character had well written parts, this character in this movie is very well developed and well suited for his role in helping these teens. I won't give away all of the movie or the great lines but I will say that this was my favorite scene:
"Jack Bruno is being accosted by a thug. The thug says to him: 'Do you have a death wish?' At this Jack answers back with: 'I drive a cab in Las Vegas.'"
Although I doubt this movie will win any awards and may even go unnoticed by many, I would have to give it two thumbs up or four out of five stars. It kept my attention, although way too many chase scenes, and it held true to the nature of the original shows. So if you are looking for a good movie, no foul language and no one dies no matter the damage so it's family friendly, I would definitely say this is one worth checking out. My favorite is still the original of all time, "Escape to Witch Mountain" of course I haven't seen it in years either. So which Witch do you like best?