Race to Witch Mountain: A Thrilling Sci-Fi Adventure
Race to Witch Mountain is a 2009 movie that combines science fiction, action and adventure. It is the fifth and latest installment in the Witch Mountain franchise, based on the book Escape to Witch Mountain by Alexander Key. The movie stars Dwayne Johnson as Jack Bruno, a taxi driver from Las Vegas who gets involved in a dangerous mission to help two alien teenagers, Sara and Seth, reach their spaceship hidden inside Witch Mountain. Along the way, they have to evade government agents, mobsters and an alien bounty hunter who want to capture them for their own purposes.
The movie is directed by Andy Fickman, who also directed The Game Plan and She’s the Man. The movie also features AnnaSophia Robb, Alexander Ludwig, Carla Gugino, CiarÃ¡n Hinds and Garry Marshall in supporting roles. The movie has a PG rating and runs for 98 minutes. It was released on March 13, 2009 in the United States and grossed $106.4 million worldwide against a budget of $50 million.
Race to Witch Mountain is a fast-paced and exciting movie that appeals to fans of sci-fi and adventure genres. The movie has impressive special effects, stunts and chase scenes that keep the audience on the edge of their seats. The movie also has some humor and heartwarming moments that balance out the action. The movie showcases Dwayne Johnson’s charisma and versatility as an actor, as he plays a reluctant hero who bonds with the alien kids. The movie also pays homage to the original Witch Mountain movies by featuring cameo appearances by Kim Richards and Ike Eisenmann, who played the alien siblings in the 1975 and 1978 films.
If you are looking for a fun and thrilling movie to watch with your family or friends, Race to Witch Mountain is a great choice. You can watch the trailer here or rent or buy the movie from Prime Video. You can also check out the IMDb page for more information about the cast, crew, trivia and reviews.
Race to Witch Mountain is not the first movie adaptation of Alexander Key’s novel. In 1975, Disney released Escape to Witch Mountain, a movie that follows the same basic plot but with some differences. For example, in the original movie, Tia cannot speak at all and communicates through telepathy. The movie also has a more whimsical tone and features a flying Winnebago instead of a spaceship. The movie stars Eddie Albert, Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence, Kim Richards and Ike Eisenmann. It was directed by John Hough and received positive reviews from critics and audiences. It was also a commercial success, earning $20 million at the box office on a budget of $2 million.
The original movie was followed by a sequel in 1978, Return from Witch Mountain, which sees Tony and Tia return to Earth for a vacation. However, they are separated when Tony is kidnapped by a mad scientist and his assistant who want to use his powers for evil. Tia teams up with a group of street kids to rescue her brother and stop the villains’ plans. The sequel stars the same actors as the first movie, except for Eddie Albert who is replaced by Bette Davis as the mad scientist. The sequel was also directed by John Hough and received mixed reviews from critics and audiences. It was less successful than the first movie, earning $16 million at the box office on a budget of $5 million.
Both movies are considered classics of Disney’s live-action family films and have a loyal fan base. They are also available to watch on Prime Video . You can also check out the IMDb pages for more information about the cast, crew, trivia and reviews.