Thursday, February 10, 2011

Movie Review - Race to Witch Mountain

by Alex Popp


The race is on in the sci-fi remake "Race to Witch Mountain."
Dwayne Johnson plays a Las Vegas taxi driver who finds two strangers who appear to be normal teenagers, played by Alexander Ludwig and AnnaSophia Robb from "Because of Winn-Dixie" and "Bridge to Terabithia." But they turn out to be, not witches, but humanoid aliens who came to earth to find a cure for their dying planet. Now he's transporting them from one place to another while the government and other extraterrestrials are after them.

In the case of life on other planets, "Race to Witch Mountain" is very realistic, unlike just aliens in a war against humans, like "War of the Worlds," or just more aliens leaving crop circles. In this one, you wonder, "Of course, why couldn't other life, if there is any out there, look just as we do?" Although the acting is [not impressive], there are a few exhilarating action and chase scenes making this not "just another alien movie."

Rated PG for loads of intense action violence, making it unsuitable for young movie-goers.

Three stars (out of four) for "Race to Witch Mountain." Don't race away from it too quickly.

Review by Alex Popp for The Animation Empire blog.

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