Didn’t The Rock learn anything from Vin Diesel’s foray into the world of family action comedies — I think we all remember how The Pacifier worked out, and Race to Witch Mountain has all the potential workings of a similar fate. At least, that is what I was able to gather about the project prior to seeing the trailer. And now that the trailer has been released online, I will admit that this movie looks like fun. Aside from the assuredly campy dialog and the silly bad guy who is reusing the repulsor sound effect from Iron Man (please tell me that you all picked that out as well), it looks like a relatively clever sci-fi action comedy for the family crowd. And as long as it delivers on some action, relatively entertaining doses of wit and enough Carla Gugino screen time to keep us — um — interested, then we can’t complain too much.
Have a look at the trailer for yourself below:
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Race to Witch Mountain stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Carla Gugino, AnnaSophia Robb, Christine Lakin and Ciarán Hinds, who is one of my all-time favorite “that guys.” Note: Hinds is the Liam Neeson-looking agent in the trailer who is chasing The Rock and the pair of kids. The film was adapted from a novel of the same name by Alexander Key and is directed by Andy Fickman, who previously worked with The Rock on The Game Plan and also directed Reefer Madness: The Musical.
Race to Witch Mountain will hit theaters on March 13, 2009.
What do you think of the first Race to Witch Mountain trailer?