The Fury meets The Misadventures of Merlin Jones in this comic-book sequel to Disney's Escape to Witch Mountain. Reprising their roles as the psychic siblings from another world are Kim Richards as Tia and Ike Eisenmann as Tony. Their Uncle Bene (Denver Pyle) gives the kids a treat by letting them vacation on planet Earth, and they make the most of it by immediately getting into hot water. It seems that arch-fiend Dr. Victor Gannon (Christopher Lee) and his Bette Davis-like accomplice, Letha (Bette Davis), are in the process of testing a mind-control device. They want to see if they can mentally save their cohort Sickle (Anthony James) from plunging to his death from atop a building. Tony spots Sickle's plunge and telekinetically saves him. When Dr. Gannon sees Tony's powers, he kidnaps him, hoping to utilize his otherworldly powers for his own nefarious purposes. Enlisting the aid of a collection of low-life youngsters (Christian Juttner, Brad Savage, Poindexter, and Jeffrey Jacquet), Tia uses her powers of telepathy to contact her brother and tries to rescue him from Gannon's clutches. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi
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I rather enjoyed this movie as a child. Though a bit old fashioned, in effects and screening it was always one of my favorites.
It's not one that is like the newest that came out today, but for sure a Classic in my opinion. I was always glad that it was the same kids from the first movie playing the roles and really liked seeing it again.
I can't see many appreciating it as much as I do, but nostalgic thoughts aside: Average special effects for its time, somewhat funny acting, and goofy music.
Even in 1978 Disney was a big studio. So why didn't they get ILM to do the special FX? I felt sorry for Lee and Davis whose talents were wasted on what amounted to be a telemovie or Sunday-night special. The kids were at that awkward age. And the voices were dubbed in all of the outdoor scenes. It's like they spent zero capital on updating their film equipment. The first movie was better in all aspects.