Race to Witch Mountain (2009)

PG   |    |  Action, Adventure, Family


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A Las Vegas cabbie enlists the help of a UFO expert to protect two siblings with paranormal powers from the clutches of an organization that wants to use the kids for their nefarious plans.


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23 March 2009 | DarkVulcan29
5
| Alright, but not a totally great Disney film.
I liked the idea, that this is not a remake of the Disney classic Escape to Witch Mountain(1975), it's more of a rebooted version. Some remakes try to be carbon copies of the original, like Pyscho(1998), and The Bad News Bears(2005). This films premise is sort of the same but others ways different.

The story begins in Las Vegas, where Jack Bruno(Dwayne Johnson) is a cab driver, and is really not a people person. But one day things change, when two siblings named Seth(Alexander Ludwig) and Sara(Annasophia Robb) enter his cab ask him to drive to a certain location, and they give him large sums of money. Jack is hesitant, but does it anyway. But then things are not so simply, when the government starts chasing them. Turns out these kids are aliens with special powers, that need to get to a certain location called Witch Mountain in hopes to prevent an alien invasion that could destroy earth. And a famed scientist(Carla Gugino) comes along for the ride.

Now the moments between Dwayne and the kids are memorable. But the rest of the film kind of falls on itself. The action and effects where alright but nothing you'd call spectacular. Carla Gugino I felt by watching that she was written in at the last minute,cause they wanted a beautiful actress for Dwayne play off of, but Dwayne and Carla have no chemistry. And she does not look like she is having any fun doing this, she is just in it to cash a paycheck. And so was the rest of the cast, besides Dwayne and the kids. I didn't know when too laugh at times, I mean there times it was funny, other I couldn't tell at times if they where trying to be funny or serious for some scenes.

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Trivia

Near the beginning of the film, a triforce symbol from The Legend of Zelda game franchise is seen on Seth's tracking device. This symbol can also be seen as Seth pilots the ship later in the movie


Quotes

Sara: We know you're frustrated, Jack Bruno...
Jack Bruno: No. No more "Jack Bruno this, Jack Bruno that." I've been asking for answers...
Sara: You already know the answers, Jack Bruno. My brother and I are indeed not from your planet.
Jack Bruno: That's it? So that's it? Mystery ...
Seth: ...


Goofs

When "Jack Bruno"' is driving his taxi to the small country town, at least the two right side wheels are seriously out of alignment and both the front and rear bumpers are damaged. When they leave the town the Taxi wheel alinement's is perfect. Considering the garage mechanic only had one hour to do the repairs and it is very highly unlikely he would have color-coded bumpers for an out-of-town taxi, he would not have had enough time to complete the repairs as listed by Jack Bruno let alone the other repairs as seen as they leave town. However, there is nothing that suggests the mechanic didn't re-align the wheels first thing. It could have been that he started with the most obvious first and then moved to under the hood.


Crazy Credits

During the credits Jack & Alex are seen promoting a book they collaborated on concerning their past experience's (with Harlan and his help amongst the crowd). Outside they climb into '68 Mustang, only to notice the transmitter going off, indicating a reunion with Seth & Sara.


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Big City
Written by
Randy Dunham and Corri English
Produced by Jamie Houston
Performed by Brokedown Cadillac

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Action | Adventure | Family | Fantasy | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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