MOVIE: **1/2 (out of 5)
DVD EXPERIENCE: ** (out of 5)
Tamera Mowry as CAMERYN
Tia Mowry as ALEX
Kristen Wilson as MIRANDA
Patrick Fabian as THANTOS
Pat Kelly as KARSH
Leslie Seiler as ILLEANA
Directed by: Stuart Gillard
Studio: Disney Channel
BY KEVIN CARR
Disney Channel movies have carved out a market for themselves. It helps to have an entire cable network to support them, and that is the business genius of the entire Disney empire.
One of the more recent Disney Channel movies to release on DVD is “Twitches Too,” the follow-up to the station’s hit movie “Twitches.” The story follows two teenage witches that were once separated but now are learning to live together as sisters. After facing the potential destruction of their world, they have moved back home with their real-world adoptive parents.
“Twitches Too” picks up where the first film left off. Alex (Tia Mowry) and Cameryn (Tamera Mowry) are getting ready to start college. Alex wants a relatively normal life, and Cameryn still wants the princess treatment. However, when a dark force threatens their magical home of Coventry, the girls try to help out. In the process, they discover their father might still be alive, and they also discover a little bit about boys in the magical world as well.
“Twitches Too” is very typical of the Disney Channel faire. It’s aimed at the tween and teen crowd, mixing the fantastic with the everyday issues of a teenage girl. While there’s an evil force threatening to destroy Coventry, the girls still have time to chase boys and shop. It’s a formula that has worked many times in the past for the Disney Channel, and there’s no reason to stop now.
Tia and Tamera Mowry are definitely likable on screen, and they are still working well as twin actors, which is more than I can say for the Olsen twins. Like most of the Disney Channel movies, there’s a small bit of peril in the plot, but it’s nothing too much that younger viewers can’t enjoy it.
Most of the cast and crew returns for another take on the Twitches, and this shows with the smooth, light-hearted nature of the film. There’ also a behind-the-scenes look at the filmmaking process that highlights the family nature of working on the second film. The only other special feature on the DVD is an alternate ending.