Dwayne Johnson followers with Disney Plus, we’ve acquired information for you. One among The Rock’s most forgotten films has simply arrived on the Mouse Home’s streaming service. As of Friday, July third, 2009’s Race to Witch Mountain is offered to stream on the location. It’d’ve handed quite a lot of customers by, although, because it’s a movie that’s not a lot remembered these days.
Race to Witch Mountain is a reboot of Disney’s Witch Mountain franchise that originated within the 70s, a few pair of teenage aliens with psychic powers making an attempt to get dwelling. That central premise is retained for this 21st reimagining that options AnnaSophia Robb and Alexander Ludwig as Sara and Seth, the aforementioned extraterrestrial adolescents.
To provide it a bit extra enchantment, the studio threw Johnson into the combination, too. The Rock performs cab driver Jack Bruno, who protects the youngsters as they journey to the titular Witch Mountain, the place their spaceship is hidden, earlier than nefarious forces can pay money for them. Carla Gugino (Spy Youngsters, Watchmen) additionally co-stars.
Given the success of the unique movie, 1975’s Escape to Witch Mountain, which spawned a theatrical sequel and a number of other straight-to-TV follow-ups, Disney had been seemingly banking on Race being a giant hit, particularly with Johnson on board. Sadly, it didn’t make a lot of a splash. Incomes simply over $100 million on the field workplace on the again of a $50 million finances means it’s removed from a flop, but it surely clearly wasn’t sufficient to get a sequel greenlit.
Nonetheless, it’s price a watch should you’re within the temper for some stable family-friendly sci-fi fare and are searching for an excuse to stare at The Rock for 90 minutes. In case you catch this and wish extra Johnson, you may as well discover 2007’s comedy flick The Sport Plan – the star’s first Disney film – and, after all, 2016’s animated journey Moana on Disney Plus.
Dwayne Johnson has teamed up with Disney but once more for Jungle Cruise, which is ready to hit theaters on July 30th, 2021.