Return from Witch Mountain Reviews
Tia and Tony return to Earth with their magic powers. They are warned to be conservative with their time on Earth, but they go exploring and the brother is kidnapped by an evil scientist with ill intentions for Tony. Tia will work with a group of children to find her bother.
"My experiments are more important than the law."
John Hough, director of American Gothic, Howling IV, Bad Karma, Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, The Incubus, The Watchers in the Woods, and The Legend of Hellhouse, delivers Return to Witch Mountain. The storyline for this picture was average but entertaining but the special effects were very dated and clumsy. The acting was awesome and the cast includes Christopher Lee, Bettie Davis, Kim Richards, Jack Soo, and William Bassett.
"You want me to break somebody's legs, you just tell me how many parts."
I recently came across this on cable and had to DVR it. I enjoyed watching it unfold and was really entertained by Davis and Lee. They played off each other well. I wouldn't say this is a great movie. But it is worth watching once. This is worth a viewing now and again with your kids.
"You can't be tough and educated too!"
This time the villains are played by bigger names, Lee and Davis, but they are hamming it up pretty badly here. Davis' teeth are the scariest thing in the movie: they are so yellow I thought she had a gold grill going!!!
Like I said, the kid actors, as the girl finds a bunch of local street rats to help her find her brother, are much improved here.
As are the special effects, as I didn't see any wires this time. The spaceship looked awful, but the 'fixing the van' scene was pretty impressive.
These films were just not for me. I'd much rather see more of their kind on Witch Mountain, or wherever they keep going back to in the end.