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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.
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
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
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
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
March 2, 2012
Silly, colorful, harmless and fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Leonard Maltin
indieWIRE
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.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
February 20, 2012
... everybody seems to be having fun ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
February 14, 2012
A good cast and an enjoyable adventure equals solid family viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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
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
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
February 10, 2012
Colorful, undemanding, PG-rated boys'-and-girls' adventure.
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
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-
Teddy Durgin
Screen It!
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)
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
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.
Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto
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.
| Original Score: 3/5
Luke Y. Thompson
E! Online
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.
| Original Score: A-
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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
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
Burl Burlingame
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
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
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
February 9, 2012
A well-paced and highly entertaining family film made with good humor, panache, and imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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