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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Reviews

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Kong Rithdee
Bangkok Post
May 9, 2016
For a family, this is an agreeable Saturday outing, largely because director Brad Peyton doesn't set his sight higher than the material actually is.
Jeff Beck
September 17, 2012
"Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" is light, airy family entertainment that actually ends up being too light and airy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Eric Melin
September 4, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
William Bibbiani
August 22, 2012
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?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
August 7, 2012
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.
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
June 4, 2012
The whole movie has such an air of giddy adventure that I had a good time with it. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island is charming, in spite of its imperfections.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
R. L. Shaffer
May 25, 2012
Visually rich with lavish sets and fun movie monsters, but Journey 2 is about as underdeveloped and hollow as assembly-line filmmaking can get.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 22, 2012
...a family adventure aimed squarely at children. For kids, it's fine; they'll probably enjoy all the color, action, and preposterous goings-on.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
May 10, 2012
Panders to the kiddies, caters to the teens, and tosses in a loser-ethnic-sidekick. The shrugging tone of this 21st-century sabotage of the original novel is summed up by this slogan masquerading as dialogue: 'It's Jules Verne, man-ya gotta believe.'
Neil Pond
American Profile
April 6, 2012
Falls far short of cinematic art but goes down pretty well with a box of popcorn and modest expectations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
March 23, 2012
Amusingly childish...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
March 20, 2012
Feeding this to a young mind should count as a chargable offense.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
March 19, 2012
It's all a bit silly. But Journey 2 does have the uncomplicated charm of those ancient mid-budget epics in which Doug McClure narrowly avoided being eaten by Pterodactyls.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
March 7, 2012
Utterly disposable and -- apart from Dwayne Johnson's 'pec pop of love' -- almost immediately forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
March 2, 2012
Silly, colorful, harmless and fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Leonard Maltin
March 1, 2012
The visual effects are as artificial as the genially preposterous story, but the movie is all in fun, and painless for grownups.
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
February 25, 2012
It lost me at the bees. 'Journey 2: The Mysterious Island' is kinda/sorta based on the writings of Jules Verne, in a similar vein as its predecessor, 'Journey to the Center of the Earth.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
February 24, 2012
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island is as clumsy and clunky as its title.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
February 21, 2012
With only occasionally awesome CGI, it's destined to thrive when it comes out on DVD.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
February 20, 2012
... everybody seems to be having fun ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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