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Twins’ peak clue in search for lost past

PUBLISHED: 13:46 11 March 2009 | UPDATED: 17:11 16 August 2010

"RACE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN" (L-R) Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino Ph: Ron Phillips © 2008 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.

© 2008 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.

THIS Disney film has a lot going for it if you re not looking for anything too deep and meaningful. John Hough s (Black Arrow/Return from Witch Mountain) light-fingered adaptation of the Alexander Key book of the same name is good fun for all the family.

THIS Disney film has a lot going for it if you're not looking for anything too deep and meaningful.

John Hough's (Black Arrow/Return from Witch Mountain) light-fingered adaptation of the Alexander Key book of the same name is good fun for all the family.

Orphans Tony (Ike Eisenmann) and Tia Malone (Kim Richards) are gifted with the extra-terrestrial power of clairvoyance. Suffering from amnesia, they know nothing about their past, and so begins a search to find out their origins.

But, inevitably, their search is thwarted by a man with an evil plan, and a name to match, Aristotle Bolt (Ray Milland).

Bolt sees his chance for world domination and unimaginable power, and takes out custodianship of the twins, locking them up in his mansion.

However, in the true spirit of Disney, the bad times don't last for long, and a loveable old bachelor, Jason O'Day (Eddie Albert), takes up their cause and the travelling trio find themselves mysteriously drawn to Witch Mountain, where the secrets of their past are unlocked...

It's not mind-blowing stuff, nor is the animation Oscar-worthy, but it is a leisurely jaunt through fantasy land and quite pleasurable at that.

Race to Witch Mountain is in cinemas from tomorrow.


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