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Race To Witch Mountain 2009

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(81) IMDb 5.7/10
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A UFO expert enlists the help of a cabbie to protect two siblings with paranormal powers from the clutches of an organization that wants to use the kids for their nefarious plans.

Starring:
Dwayne Johnson,AnnaSophia Robb
Runtime:
1 hour, 34 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Children & Family, Thriller, Science Fiction, Action & Adventure
Director Andy Fickman
Starring Dwayne Johnson, AnnaSophia Robb
Supporting actors Carla Gugino, Kim Richards, Cheech Marin
Studio Disney
BBFC rating Parental Guidance
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4.3 out of 5 stars

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bill HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on 20 Jun. 2015
Format: DVD
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson plays Jack Bruno, a thirty-something ex-con and former stock-car racing driver, who's now working as a Las Vegas taxi-cab driver. Two teenage children, Seth and his sister Sara, hitch a ride in Jack's cab, and as they're travelling through the Nevada desert region, three blacked out SUVs, full of U.S. Department Of Defence agents, attempt to force them off the road. The two children are extraterrestrial beings with extraordinary paranormal and telekinetic powers and they use their other worldly abilities to escape their pursuers, with Jack coming along reluctantly in tow.
The children lead Jack down into the depths of the titular Witch Mountain, which houses their spaceship and provides them with a temporary home base on Earth. Upon arrival at their pad, Jack and the kids are attacked by a Siphon, who's a powerful, armoured alien assassin (a Terminator, if you like).
Jack and his new intergalactic buddies then have to use their wits to evade the attentions of the U.S. Government agents, and the relentless alien hitman...
The two alien children come from a dying planet and the war-mongering government of their species intends to invade Earth and take control of the planet. The children, like the majority of their species, don't actually wish to destroy mankind, and along with their scientist parents back home, they're looking for a non-confrontational solution to the needs of both planets...
This is a likeable Disney action sci-fi fest, which kept my 12 year old daughter thoroughly engrossed for 90 minutes. Dwayne Johnson supplies his trademark affable man of iron performance and has good chemistry with the two child actors. The CGI is competent but not ground-breaking or even a major element of the film.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Albatross TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 31 Oct. 2013
Format: DVD
The Rock, or `Dwayne Johnson' as he's now known, is a down on his luck cabbie in Las Vegas, that is until he accidentally picks up two young alien children who happen to be looking for a ride home. Unfortunately, his taxi doesn't go into space, but he vows to help them get back to their ship. Naturally, those shady Government agents have other plans and set out to thwart them.

If you could imagine The X-films, but on at 3pm on a Sunday afternoon, then you're sort of in the right area, only `Race to Witch Mountain' has more chases than Scully and Mulder normally have to get through. In fact, the first half of the film is pretty much one long chase. Therefore, when the film takes its foot off the pedal (so to speak) mid way through, the paces feels like it's slowed dramatically, which is a downside, but simply because the beginning has been so fast.

But, don't worry, there are more chases and action to come - With Mountain isn't an easy place to just walk into, so Dwayne's punching and kicking skills will be tested to the limit as he has to fend off not only the U.S. Government, but also an alien bounty hunter.

This is family fun. There's nothing new here, but it's one of those rare action films that the whole family can sit down and enjoy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mark Barry HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 2 Mar. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Be aware that the ‘US Disney’ BLU RAY of "Race To Witch Mountain" is REGION-A LOCKED - so it WILL NOT PLAY on most UK Blu Ray players unless they're chipped to play 'all' regions (which the vast majority aren't). Don’t confuse BLU RAY players that have multi-region capability on the 'DVD' front – that won’t help.

Buy the standard UK issue instead - it's cheap - and a looker on BLU RAY…
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Format: Blu-ray
In Las Vegas, Jack Bruno works as taxi driver. During an UFO Convention at Planet Hollywood, Jack picks up Dr. Alex Friedman, who will present a scientific lecture in the event. Then he is pressed by two henchmen of his former boss, Wolff, that wants to talk to him, but Jack does not want to return to the crime life.

Jack fights and gets rid of them; out of the blue, he finds two teenagers on the backseat of his cab. They tell that they are siblings, Sara and Seth, and they need to travel to a location outside Las Vegas in the middle of nowhere. Meanwhile the government finds a spacecraft that crashed nearby Las Vegas and is chasing the two aliens; after the investigation of the men of Major Henry Burke, they discover that the two siblings are the aliens.

Jack, Sara and Seth are chased by Henry Burke's team and by the "Syphon", a killer from outer space that has been sent to kill them by the military of their planet that want to invade Earth...

there's not much to say about this remake of a film that not many people have seen. It just happens, with some decent effects, an endearing performance from Johnson, a cut price Predator, and two kids that are not very annoying.

It's the kind of film that you don't really have to concentrate on, just sit back and watch the show. The narration is okay, the story is just there to assist the set pieces and the cringe worthy jokes, and the film is all bright and happy in a way that only Disney can do.

It does hark back to the live action films Disney made in the seventies, but that isn't really compliment.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Zola Kyele on 27 Feb. 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Very good quality, excellent would recommend it to friends and family. We really enjoyed it was wonderful. Just what we needed.
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