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When this film was released, it was a massive hit, not just commercially, but also in the hearts of the people. Based on a series of books by Meg Cabot, the film was so beloved that it even spawned a sequel in 2004. But, this was a film that I hadn’t seen before and had it not been for this blog, I probably never would have.
So did I think that The Princess Diaries is as good a film as everyone makes it out to be? Or will this turn out to be another Hocus Pocus? Read on to find out!
Technically, this is actually the 5th film in the series as there were two TV films released before this: Beyond Witch Mountain in 1982 and a remake of Escape to Witch Mountain in 1995. But since my blog is only devoted to the theatrical releases, I only have to review the 2009 film, Race to Witch Mountain.
So, the question arises: Since these Witch Mountain films are somewhat of a success or at least relatively famous, can rebooting the franchise/remaking the film and updating it for a modern audience work? Let’s find out.