So Readers, last Wedsday the stars aligned and even though Eddy is away on a two week business trip, I had a baby sitter and free time to go to the movies. Unfortunately, Hollywood did not keep up their part of the bargain.
Here at Dancing Hotdogs, we listen to our Readers. Juliana (from http://movie-critic.net ) asked for 2009 movies, but to my disappointment my only 2009 options were Jonas Brother 3D concert, Confessions of a Shopaholic and Race to Witch Mountain .
Left with these horrid choices (Why would I want to see Confessions of a Shopaholic ? If I can’t have my Coach bag why would I want to pay to see someone buy one, we are in a recession people) I saw Race to Witch Mountain and I enjoyed myself. Between family and work it was nice to watch a movie and not have to think.
Quick synopsis: This is a remake of the 1975 movie Escape to Witch Mountain with a couple of changes and The Rock (Dwayne Johnson). The Rock is a retired stock driver turned taxi driver whose new fare, two blonde teenagers, (AnnaSophia Robb and Alexander Ludwig) turn out to be aliens on the run from the Earth Secret Agency with bad guy Ciaran Hinds and their own planet’s Secret Agency bad guy.
So, to sum everything up this is a family action and adventure movie with plenty of car chases, supernatural powers, The Rock and Gary Marshall as comic relief.
I did not love or hate this movie. Though, I definitely wish I had seen this in matinee pricing instead of $10.50.
Race to Witch Mountain is a non-animation film and like most Disney movies of this ilk its writing, cinematography, and acting will not be getting any Oscar nominations any time soon, but still remains entertaining with its action (car chases, alien craziness etc).
This is a good action/adventure movie to see with the family if you have kids older than seven. This movie is rated PG and there was no bad language or nudity (it is a Disney movie!) BUT the violence and death count was high enough that I would definitely recommend you don’t take any impressionable babies to this movie. That is unless you want your son/daughter crawling into bed with you around 3am after having aliens chase them in their nightmares.
The opening credits alone gave me the heebie jeebies with the UFO images, the creepy music and the personal accounts of abductions.
So in the end, there are definitely no regrets picking this movie instead of Jonas Brothers and Shopaholic but would I have rather watched The Reader ……. Yeah I said it!