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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Reviews

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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-
February 10, 2012
At its heart, 'Journey 2: The Mysterious Island' aims for fun, old-fashioned thrills and delivers for the most part. It's a fun ride.(Parental Review also available)
February 10, 2012
The many shortcomings of 'Journey 2,' including its lack of chutzpah and sense of fun, are all secondary after its lack of anything truly spectacular, or even just exciting to look at.
Full Review | Original Score: D
February 10, 2012
The equivalent of those pre-made sandwiches you buy at Starbucks -- not bad for you, and not entirely lacking in flavor, but nothing particularly memorable, either.
February 10, 2012
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island is an anything-goes funhouse disguised as an adventure movie. That's not a bad thing at all.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 10, 2012
The equivalent of throwing "Jurassic Park," "Avatar" and the absolute worst episode ever of "Land of the Lost" in a blender and pushing "garble."
Full Review | Original Score: D+
February 10, 2012
Grown-ups and reviewers aren't supposed to like movies that are almost entirely CG and PG-rated eye candy, but screw it. The inner child wins out on this one.
Read More | Original Score: A-
February 10, 2012
The Mysterious Island is everything a 12-year-old boy could want - endless adventure involving a reckless adolescent hero, with a pretty girl in a clinging T-shirt around to watch him struggle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 10, 2012
Unfortunately, there's as yet no way to computer-generate character development or sharp writing.
February 10, 2012
You know we're in serious trouble when even old pros such as Michael Caine and Luis Guzman can't do anything with the uninspired and unfunny script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 10, 2012
Sincerely tries to pay homage to the likes of Jules Verne and Robert Louis Stevenson but is too contaminated by today's tame sensibilities to make it fly.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
February 10, 2012
A wretched shipwreck of a film that will appeal only to young minds of the most limited discernment and imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
February 9, 2012
Hey, it moves right along. It rockets on a certain goofy bliss. Never mind the filmmakers have clearly never read the original Verne/Stevenson/Swift books beyond cover blurbs
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 9, 2012
A mild improvement over the already out-dated original, even as it still doesn't quite warrant a recommendation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 9, 2012
Michael Caine has at long last managed to appear in a movie with the word "island" in the title that is even worse than "The Island."
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 9, 2012
A well-paced and highly entertaining family film made with good humor, panache, and imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 9, 2012
...a delightful entertainment for children and adults alike with the best 3D I've seen since the first of the series in 2008.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
February 9, 2012
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island is a definitely a fun time to be had for parents with young kids
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 9, 2012
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island makes a nice case to your kids that reading books is a good idea.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 9, 2012
Don't expect anything resembling believability, but enjoy the blend of strikingly colorful visuals and banter between odd couple Johnson and Caine, which combine for a mild escapist treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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