Reviewed by: Elisa A. Walker
|Featuring:||Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Carla Gugino, AnnaSophia Robb, Cheech Marin, Ciarán Hinds, See all »|
|Producer:||Walt Disney Pictures, Gunn Films, Andrew Gunn, Mario Iscovich, Ann Marie Sanderlin|
|Distributor:||Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures|
“The race is on.”
Jack Bruno (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) is just your normal, everyday cab driver—until siblings Sara (AnnaSophia Robb) and Seth (Alexander Ludwig) sneak into his cab. Chased by government agents and an alien assassin, Jack and his newly found companions have a tough task ahead of them—saving Earth.
With the help of Dr. Alex Friedman (Carla Gugino) and some friends, Jack, Sara and Seth may come out alive. As they race against time to stop utter destruction of our beloved planet, they must stick together and trust no one. A film that is out of this world, “Race to Witch Mountain” is one remake you don’t want to miss.
“Race to Witch Mountain” is a breath of fresh air. With no profanity or sexual content whatsoever, this film is definitely family-friendly. The only comment that could offend someone was when Jack muttered, “Don’t go into the pimped out fridge Jack”, which turned out to be quite comical. The violence was mild, it is your average PG action-packed film; with exciting car chases, mild gunfights, a train crash, some cool hand-to-hand combat scenes, a couple of objects blown up and a creepy alien that somewhat resembles “Predator”. Nobody dies and only scrapes and bruises are seen, no outpouring of blood anywhere.
As far as storyline content goes, the movie does revolve around two alien children. Since this is a remake of an old children’s movie, I did not find this offensive nor did I find the movie to be promoting any substantive theory/worldview that extraterrestrials exist. But if you do happen to be concerned about aliens, here are a couple of scriptures to help you. “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?' (Romans 8:31); “Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Behold, all those who are angered at you will be shamed and dishonored; those who contend with you will be as nothing, and will perish. You will seek those who quarrel with you, but will not find them, those who war with you will be as nothing, and non-existent. For I am the Lord your God, who upholds your right hand, who says to you, do not fear, I will help you” (Isaiah 41:10-13).
I highly recommend this film; it is clean, fun and action-packed. The action and creepy alien may scare small children, but I took my 4 year-old niece to see this when it was in theatres and she was fine, she couldn’t tear here eyes away from the screen. “Race to Witch Mountain” is a great movie that is acceptable for the whole family. People of all ages will love it!
Violence: Mild / Profanity: None / Sex/Nudity: None
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