It’s always hard to judge movies aimed squarely at young kids from the perspective of a jaded adult. Especially because I love to go back and revisit the movies I have fond memories of – unfortunately, after watching them I’m disgusted with my taste as a child. Still, the new entry into the Witch Mountain franchise(?) starring The Rock and a couple of kids looks like it could be good, disposable fun to take young cousins or nieces and nephews to. Something the slightly older too cool for Pixar crowd might like.
Also, The Rock ya’ll. Definitely the action star we’ve been looking for since Arnold, Sly adn JCVD’s slide into irrelevance.
Official Plot Synopsis: Race to Witch Mountain is a thrilling action-adventure about a hard luck Las Vegas cab driver Jack Bruno (DWAYNE JOHNSON), whose life is thrown into chaos when apparent ‘runaway’ teenagers Sara (ANNASOPHIA ROBB) and Seth (ALEXANDER LUDWIG) jump into his taxi. He soon realizes his two fares are children with exceptional paranormal powers whom he must protect as they elude a collection of ruthless enemies.
Race to Witch Mountain hits theaters on March 13th 2009.