Race to Witch Mountain is slow to get started and loses even more steam as it moves along.
What could have been an epic story about fighting for one’s survival against oppression and evil is instead a melodramatic bore.
Confessions of a Shopaholic is a delightful film that is fun and enjoyable with enough lightheartedness to keep you upbeat throughout while adding a dose of drama to keep you engaged. It serves its purpose as pure entertainment while serving a small dose of romance and the theme of finding one’s self. Not to mention it is a hyperbolic explosion of color on screen.
Echelon Conspiracy is just another go at the man vs. his own creation storyline; the poor man’s Skynet comes to mind. It lacks any sort of new excitement, unless you consider mysterious text messages exciting and fresh. You are purely given a tired story that would fare better on the small screen, as a movie of the week, then in a theater.
With great relief, Crossing Over moves away from the standard immigration story (Mexico and the U.S.) and portrays a variety of people from different Nations attempting to become nationalized in the United States.