tek's rating: meh and a half

Twitches, on Disney Channel
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21 years ago, there was a war in the magical dimension of Coventry. This evil thing called "the Darkness" was trying take over, and apparently only the magic of King Aron and Queen Miranda could keep it at bay. And Aron was alone while Miranda was giving birth to Apolla and Artemis. Two of Aron's loyal servants, Illeana and Karsh took the babies to our dimension, where they were each adopted and raised by different people. Apolla was called Camryn (Tamera Mowry) and Artemis was called Alex (Tia Mowry). On their 21st birthdays (which happen to be on Halloween), they meet, and learn they have magical powers. And ever since they were kids, Camryn had been drawing pictures of Coventry, and Alex had been writing about it, but neither of them knew it was real. Now they have to work together to fight the Darkness, which has been growing more powerful, and wants to destroy them since it has learned they are still alive. The Darkness also turns out to be their uncle, Thantos.

I thought it started out kind of cheesy, and it was never really great, but it got better as it went on. Some bits were reasonably amusing. The final battle was a bit underwhelming and cliched. But all in all, I thought the movie was kinda okay, better than I expected it to be. Not sure what else to say.

tek's rating: meh

Twitches Too, on Disney Channel
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So, this is obviously the sequel to Twitches. (I have no idea why the title has the word "Too" instead of just "2". It seems totally pointless, but whatever.)

Anyway, Alex is staying with Camryn's earth family, as she's just starting to go to the same university as Camryn. Um... I thought the movie wasn't that good at first, even thought I might not finish watching it. But it got a bit better later. Probably not quite as good as the first movie, which I also thought was just okay. Whatever. Um... Thantos was stuck in the "Shadowlands" and the Twitches were supposed to perform a ritual on the solar eclipse, to vanquish everything in the Shadowlands before Thantos could regain his human form. But Alex was convinced their father Aron was still alive somewhere in the Shadowlands, and trying to contact her. So she didn't want to do the spell. Meanwhile, Ileana and Karsh are planning to get married. And there were a couple of potential love interests in the movie for the Twitches. And some other plot points, but nothing I really feel like mentioning. Anyway, eventually, after the worst seems to happen, things turn out for the best, inevitably. Oh, and I guess Ileana and Aron were played by different actors than in the first movie. I think I liked the original Ileana better, but no big. And Aron hasn't got much of a role in either movie, anyway.

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