Sunday, March 22, 2009
Race to Witch Mountain
Short synopsis of the movie
A Las Vegas cabbie enlists the help of a UFO expert to protect two siblings with paranormal powers from the clutches of an organization that wants to use the kids for their nefarious plans
Honestly , these days I rarely seen a movie in the theater (the last would be Bedtime Stories) since there's nothing interesting or new coming in the cinema , or I was just being a bit picky , as I really don't like any Malay movies or the movie was just not for my age. It was a boring day , and at night , my parents decided that we're going to see Race To Witch Mountain , starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. In my thought , since it has Dwayne in it , this could be interesting to watch.
After a few hours and dinner , we're in the cinema , and the movie started rolling. At first , there was some disturbance and annoyance with the loud "WOW" and such , but then , it became more peaceful again , as cinemas were meant to be.
The movie itself was good. It is a normal meet-run-save movie , so it lacked the surprising moments. The ending was also predictable , and there were some moments when Dwayne's sarcasm and humour really hits the spot. Although Carla Gugino who played Dr Alex Friedman was one of the main character , she only appeared once at the beginning and only got active in the end , which , somewhat a pity because she shared great chemistry with the rest of the cast, and got involved quite late into the thick of things.But of course if there's any consolation, like how the bits during the end credits would suggest, and depending on the box office results, there might be room for more in a sequel, if it comes.
Despite some glaring plot loopholes, Race to Witch Mountain has all the ingredients for a great family outing. The story doesn't try to be more intellectual than it can handle, and doesn't let the special effects run wild and take over everything else. For being such a sentimental fool, the ending also got some brownie points from me, as it's tough not to shed a tear or two given the trials and tribulations from which a solid bond is formed amongst all the characters. Recommended for a family outing, but don't go expecting something out of this world (pun not intended), as everything's pretty formula
I think that's all I'm gonna write for now.