Rated PG · 99 minutes · 2009

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
I thought this remake might wind up being a passably good time; after all, I enjoyed the original Disney Witch Mountain movies, and some of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s previous films have been fun. Boy, was I wrong. Johnson is totally lost in this cheap-looking, insipid, incomprehensible story of two aliens trying to relocate their spaceship and return home. The special effects are awful; the script is a mess; the acting is terrible. Johnson looks like an idiot ooh-ing and ahh-ing while doing blue-screen acting scenes, and the kids are duds. The only cool thing is the appearance of the original Witch pair, Kim Richards and Ike Eisenmann, in a diner scene. Otherwise, there’s nothing worth seeing here.
Official Site: disney.go.com/disneypictures/racetowitchmountain
Director: Andy Fickman
Producer: Andrew Gunn, Mario Iscovich and Ann Marie Sanderlin
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, AnnaSophia Robb, Alexander Ludwig, Carla Gugino, Ciarán Hinds, Tom Everett Scott, Chris Marquette, Billy Brown, Cheech Marin, Garry Marshall, Kim Richards, Iake Eissinmann, Tom Woodruff Jr., John Duff and Whitley Strieber


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Colorado Springs Independent Taxi to the dark side This thing should have some potential, except that it's a Disney remake. by Jonathan Kiefer 03/12/2009
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