Under the Mountain

Synopsis: After their mother dies, teen twins Rachel and Theo are sent to live with relatives in Auckland, where they come across three alien races. The seven shapeshifting Wilberforces love all things rotten and seek to lay waste all of Earth through the power of the seven Gargantua, enormous slug-like creatures trapped, one apiece, under Auckland's seven volcanoes but soon to free themselves. Mr. Jones is an alien too, the surviving twin of a pair come to use their fire powers on the other aliens. Only twins can unleash the firepower from a set of magic stones, but after failure with a previous set of twins, Jones hasn't much hope for Rachel and Theo, though he doesn't know they can tele-communicate with each other.
Director(s): Jonathan King
Production: Walt Disney Pictures
  3 wins & 5 nominations.
90 min

Not far now.

Stay together!

What are they?



Mr. Jones, help us.


Please help us!

Oh no.

Theo's on the left.

Oh, he's away.

Oh no.

You're going to die if you do that.

A police car.


Why is there a police car?

Where's Mum's car?

-I'm scared.


There are a few formalities

we'll have to go through.

Rachel, there's been an accident.

It's Mum.

Rachel... Rachel...

Dad's crying.

Theo, there's been an accident.

No... No...

Theo, please,

I need you.

No, I can't.

Theo, are you there,

are you there?

On the left, you'll see, One Tree Hill,

formerly known as Muangakiekie Pa.

That's just one of the almost fifty

volcanoes that Auckland City is built on.

-Let me see.

-Get off.

Where is he?




Ah, did you see my phone? Did I have it?

What's the time?

-Sorry I'm a bit late.

-That's okay.

-How's it going?

-It's great to see you guys.

Nice hickey

So your dad, he's okay, right?

Yeah. He just needed

some time out.

He's having a total meltdown.

That's a really great

thing to tell people.

It's true.

Hello, you two.

Good to see you.



Cool place.

If you want to live in

a concrete bunker, eh?

Nobody's forcing you.

Ricky's room is down the end there.

And you're in here.


-You're so much like her.

-I know.

I'll let you

get unpacked.

See the volcanoes on the way in?

Are they dangerous?

Only when they erupt.

But that hasn't happened round

here for a few hundred years.

I want to go check them out.

You don't have to go far.

You're right on the edge of one.

-The lake?

-It's a crater.

what's that smell?

It's like rotten cabbages.

I can't smell anything.

The beach is just over the way, but

it would be a bit cold for a swim.

Just getting close to the fire.

And there are kayaks?

Richard, you'll show them the kayaks?

They're under the house, round the back.

Show them.

When do we get to meet this girl.

What's her name? Tangerine?


-What's with that old house?

-The Wilberforce place?


-They're freaks.

No, they just keep to themselves.

I've seen him sitting out there by the

lake at, two o'clock in the morning.

Old people have

trouble sleeping.

You'd know.

-It used to be a funeral home.


Who told you that?

The crazy old guy still

drives the hearse.


His car does look

like a hearse.

I bet the house is

full of corpses.

Probably does autopsies

and taxidermy and stuff.

Shut up, Theo.

He might embalm you if he catches you.

Shut up.

Oh God. Another one.

Don't everyone get under

the table at once.

That was awesome.

That's got to be a 3.5,

a four even.


We've been having them for months.

Aucklanders ducked for cover

last night as the latest in a...

series of small earthquakes

rattled the region.

The Seismic Research Institute said

today that the quake is...

unlikely to be an indication of volcanic

activity and have no cause for alarm.

That's One Tree Hill.

That's Mount...

Krakatoa, Mount Vesuvius.

Mount Etna, North Head...

And Rangitoto, over there.

I thought Auckland was

supposed to be warm.

Yeah, not so much. No.

I'm going to check out the crater.

Another one.

Is he okay?

I can't get

through to him.

It's like he's

on another planet.

On your way, boy.

"Bleeding Skies".

I know. I'm sorry.

We will.

I can't.

I'm supposed to drive

my cousins around.

I know.

I do want to. I promise.


Bleeding Skies.

Uncle Cliff...

this stuff is disgusting.

You'll see. They love it.

Got something.

-How am I looking?

-Yeah, you're great. Stellar.

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