Tia (Kim Richards) and Tony (Ike Eisenmann) have come to Los Angeles for a week of culture. They'll get to spend their time touring museums and attending a concert or two. But on their way to the hotel, their taxi runs out of gas. When they both get a premonition that a man is about to fall to his death, Tony goes to rescue him.
Naturally, the man levitating in the air attracts the attention of those standing nearby. Unfortunately for Tony, those nearby are mad scientist Victor (Christopher Lee) and his financier Letha (Bette Davis). Victor is perfecting a devise that would put anyone wearing it under his complete control. Naturally, the two know they can use Tony's powers to their benefit so they kidnap him. Now Tia must team up with a gang of truant wanna be hooligans to try to find him. Will her powers be enough to rescue her brother?
I'll admit I didn't find the first movie all that entertaining, but I pressed on with the sequel anyway. I'm glad I did. This movie was fun in an over the top, campy sort of way. You can't take it seriously at all or it will annoy you. But if you sit down looking for some Disney 70's fun, you'll find it. There are several inventive scenes in the movie that feature good special effects and decent action played for laughs. The villains are just menacing enough to be taken seriously without losing the fun factor of the movie.
Of course, my roommates would tend to disagree. They came home while I was part way through and thought the movie was horrid. Which probably means that it is best left to the intended audience of the young and the young at heart.
The part that bothered me the most was the street gang roaming Los Angeles by themselves. But this is Disney and they aren't really that bad.
No, this isn't great cinema or a must watch, but it will keep kids entertained. And since they are the intended audience, that's all that matters.