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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
February 18, 2012
It's only mediocre, and there are many reasons why it could have been far worse than that.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Top Critic
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
February 16, 2012
Surely the silliest outing for Caine since he swatted rampaging killer bees in the 1978 disaster flick "The Swarm."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jackie K. Cooper
February 14, 2012
A good cast and an enjoyable adventure equals solid family viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Joshua Starnes
February 13, 2012
A lack of inspiration permeates every foot of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island's frame.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Mark Ramsey
February 12, 2012
'I used to serve in the Navy,' Rock explained, by which he meant the Village People song of the same name.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Eric D. Snider
February 11, 2012
A big ol' shrug of the shoulders, that's what it gets from me.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
February 11, 2012
Family values trump suspense, fun, and, of course, mystery.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies
February 10, 2012
Reminded me of the old Saturday morning live-action television shows of my youth, like The Land of the Lost and Danger Island.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Andy Klein
Christian Science Monitor
February 10, 2012
Everything is juvenile (deliberately) and predictable (undeliberately).
Full Review | Original Score: C
Gary Wolcott
Tri-City Herald
February 10, 2012
The island is disintegrating. You know no one is in any real danger. The only possible harm coming from this one is the potential of it turning your brain to mush.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
February 10, 2012
Any sign of cutting-edge 3D effects are gone in this sequel. Now we just have Dwayne Johnson pec popping, and squabbling with Michael Caine in this forgettable adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks
February 10, 2012
Younger children may find some of the action a bit scary, but the filmmakers have tried to keep this element under control-brief and just intense enough to get a rise out of their audience but never gory.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.1/2
Todd Jorgenson
February 10, 2012
As a would-be adaptation of the novel, it's pure nonsense.
Brian Tallerico
February 10, 2012
I would love to support a "dumbed down" version of classic fiction that might get young viewers doing something that seems increasingly uncommon - cracking a book. But does it have to be this far down? And this dumb?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.0/5.0
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
February 10, 2012
Colorful, undemanding, PG-rated boys'-and-girls' adventure.
James Verniere
Boston Herald
February 10, 2012
The in-your-face 3-D effects -- debris flying, etc. - are fun at times, but not enough to justify the darkened screen or warrant wearing those glasses and paying extra.
Full Review | Original Score: B minus
Top Critic
Rafer Guzman
February 10, 2012
Offers giant rocks clearly made of Styrofoam and Dwayne Johnson, who fits the same description.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
February 10, 2012
I swear some of the giant, Day-Glo vegetation had "Property of 'Lost in Space'" stamped on it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Rob Vaux
February 10, 2012
Concepts appear and are abandoned with ruthless efficiency; threats rise and are dispatched with the glum drudgery of a janitor cleaning up puke in the toilet.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Brian Orndorf
February 10, 2012
Burdened with a leaden script built only with cliché, the sequel manages to pack a harder punch of adventure than its predecessor, making better use of its 3D environments
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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