In fact, if you knew nothing going into this movie it would feel like two different films. One being a child adopted and fitting in with the parents lives. The last half finding out what he really is and having not stop chase scenes.
The kid is actually really good and Mckean & Hurt are great as the parents. Linker, as his best friends sister, was also totally adorable.
The ending can seem a tad hokey, but this was a young boy's adventure film much in line with say, FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR, I'd say.
best scene: DARYL