Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)

John Hough directs Kim Richards, Ike Eisenmann and Eddie Albert in this sci-fi kid’s adventure movie where two orphans with psychic powers go on the run.

Doubt I have ever watched this Disney live actioner teeth to tits before. It was always lurking around the bank holiday weekend schedules – on the day you had plans or were dragged to visit family. It is a gentle romp, with acceptable FX and Fruit of the Loom wonder. Sturdy mixture of mystery and peril. Even as an adult with little nostalgic investment it was watchable. There’s a cat who really doesn’t want to be in half the shots he has to be in and a bear who is soft as mince. Half the movie seems to be the aryan alien sprogs nicking animals.

5

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