Race to Witch Mountain
Back in 1975, when I was eight years old, I fell in love with the Disney movie (not a cartoon) Escape to Witch Mountain, in which two young orphaned kids with telepathic and telekinetic powers are on the run from a ruthless millionaire, and with the help of Eddie Albert and a Winnebago, discover that they are actually aliens from another planet who must return to Witch Mountain to reunite with others of their own kind. For a shy and undersized boy like myself, this was the best kind of wish fulfillment.
So I have to say, as much as I usually groan at the thought of remakes of classic movies, I actually got a bit of nostalgic jolt when I ran across this trailer today …
Honestly? It doesn’t look half bad. I kind of like The Rock, and think that maybe the bang-boom-bang additions are the right move for a modern updating of this story. Apparently, the original novel was much darker than the 1975 Disney film was anyway.