Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)
Critic Consensus: Aggressively unambitious, Journey 2 might thrill tween viewers, but most others will find it too intense for young audiences and too cartoonishly dull for adults.
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|Rating:||PG (for some mild adventure action, and brief mild language)|
|Genre:||Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy|
|Directed By:||Brad Peyton|
|Written By:||Richard Outten, Brian Gunn, Mark Gunn|
|In Theaters:||Feb 10, 2012 Wide|
|On DVD:||Jun 5, 2012|
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Critic Reviews for Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
Surely the silliest outing for Caine since he swatted rampaging killer bees in the 1978 disaster flick "The Swarm."
"Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" is light, airy family entertainment that actually ends up being too light and airy.
It's a harmless, lighthearted film with wooden acting, a nice message about accepting your parents-whoever they are-and again, lots of ridiculous CGI.
The only defense for this movie is to say that it's not actually 'trying' to be good ... Are we supposed to applaud just because they set the bar low and barely reached it?
It definitely has its appeal to the crowd it's pandering toward, and it's a success in its mission to bring the awe and thrills.
Audience Reviews for Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
Yes, it's full of over the top action, unlikely coincidents and silly one-liners, but you gotta give the movie credit for the pace it's keeping up. And as a kid I would have loved this entertaining adventure on an island full of monsters, animals and old temples. It's all about the target audience, after all.
Slightly silly title but if you're unaware this is the sequel to the 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth' remake starring Brendan Fraser. Pretty much the same thing accept swap Fraser with Dwayne Johnson playing Hutcherson's stepfather for this adventure. The title is also a clever cross over with Jules Verne's other fantasy novel 'The Mysterious Island'. So it reads...'Journey 2' (as in part 2, the sequel), 'The Mysterious Island'...I say clever but...never mind.
Lots of the expected really, you can't really fail to know what your gonna see here, big bugs, volcanoes, sea beasties, lost gold, deep thick jungles and Michael Caine playing your typical bearded oldboy intrepid adventurer...think along the lines of Connery in 'The Last Crusade'.
Despite that it is good fun if you enjoy light-hearted fantasy much like the original 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth' film. It is of course totally daft how Johnson and Hutcherson know how to pilot Captain Nemo's Nautilus, hijack large bumblebees and ride them like speeder bikes and Johnson throwing a spear underwater but hey!...you overlook these things.
Enjoyable stuff and hopefully a third on the way, maybe a little less focus on Johnson though this time, he's admittedly a funny guy but boy does he love being the centre of attention.
Journey to ridiculous. But nice visuals/SFX. The Rock delivers the same crappola performance he's famous for...sadly.
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Quotes
|Hank:||There's only one thing left. The Thunder Cookie.|
|Alexander:||How do you like grandma now?|
|Sean:||I've got something. What about the Nautilus?|
|Gabato:||How is an exercise machine gonna help us get out of here?|
|Hank:||This chopper's not gonna work out.|
|Sean:||You know what, Hank, the more I look at it, this helicopter's pretty freaking gorgeous.|
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