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Race To Witch Mountain 2009

4.4 out of 5 stars (98) IMDb 5.7/10

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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Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
RACE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN [2009] [Blu-ray] Fantastical Family Fun! A Hit for All the Family!

Enjoy the ultimate ‘Race to Witch Mountain’ experience with Disney’s fun family action adventure on Blu-ray – turbocharged with spectacular picture and sound.

Fasten your seat belts for the thrill of your life in Disney’s ‘Race To Witch Mountain.’ Starring Dwayne Johnson as Jack Bruno, a Las Vegas cab driver struggling to stay on the right path, gets an out-of-this-world incentive when two teenagers who are disguised as aliens Sara and Seth [AnnaSophia Robb and Alexander Ludwig], suddenly appear in his taxi and are in a race against Government agents, an alien hunter and time itself. Jack Bruno must help the two teenagers recover their lost spaceship so they can return home and their home planet and ours. Breath-taking chases, close calls and special effects, make this an action-adventure for the whole family to enjoy – especially in Blu-ray High Definition.

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, AnnaSophia Robb, Alexander Ludwig, Carla Gugino, Ciarán Hinds, Tom Everett Scott, Chris Marquette, Billy Brown, Garry Marshall, Kim Richards, Ike Eisenmann, Tom Woodruff Jr., John Duff, Bob Koherr, Kevin Christy, Bob Clendenin, Sam Wolfson, Bryan Fogel, Robert Torti, John Kassir, Beth Kennedy, Jonathan Slavin, Harry S. Murphy, Ted Hartley, Jack Eastland, Dave Engfer, Omar J.
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Another fantastic Disney film with a 'big named' actor (Dwayne Johnson) being completely out of his comfort zone from other films you'd normally see him in, like Vin Diesel in The Pacifier & Arnold Schwarzenegger in Kindergarten cop! This is a great updated version from the original Race to Witch Mountain, using all modern features, places & digital technology effects! I love it & it is a must have for all Disney fans, family's & children a like!!
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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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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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