“Mom! They aren’t wearing seat belts!”
It’s funny what my kids and I noticed while we watched the re-released
classic Escape To Witch Mountain on DVD. Kids sitting in the front seat
without a seat belt, a “car phone” that has a cord into the dashboard,
and even the passing complaint about how expensive gas is—when it
costs $10 to fill the tank of a camper. Hey, it was the 70’s.
Ah, but despite some of these generational differences, the original story (which, as we all know, always trounces a remake) of two lovable orphans is just as gripping to my
kids today as it was to me some 30-some years ago.
In case you need a
refresher like I did, the classic version of the story revolves around Tony and Tia, siblings with psychic powers who are locked up by a rich millionaire as his own personal money makers. Sure the special effects aren’t nearly as sophisticated as what kids
see in movies now. But watching
a camper flying through the air and two smart kids outsmarting an entire
platoon of bumbling adults
The newly released Escape To Witch Mountain and its sequel, Return From Witch Mountain, are available at Amazon.