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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Reviews

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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
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
Sherwyn Spencer
Little White Lies
February 3, 2012
Enough already with these uninspiring jaunts - especially if no effort is going to be made to stimulate our curiosity and imagination in a way that would truly honour Verne's enchanting writings.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Liam Maguren
January 30, 2012
It's the hamburger meat of American family adventure films.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
Siobhan Synnot
January 29, 2012
3D adventure and slapstick comedy ensues. The fun remains marooned.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Neal
The Standard
January 18, 2012
It's difficult to side with anyone or care much - one character dislocates his ankle and you'll merely shrug and say 'meh'.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Daniel Hubschman
February 2, 2012
[the film] runs its course quickly without ever leaving a moment to reflect on how ridiculous it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
March 23, 2012
Amusingly childish...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
February 2, 2012
Most of the talent look embarrassed to be on screen
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 9, 2012
It isn't a "good" movie in the usual sense (or most senses), but it is jolly and good-natured, and Michael Caine and Dwayne Johnson are among the most likable of actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
February 9, 2012
It's only disguised as fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Drew McWeeny
February 9, 2012
... if you can't even just sit back and enjoy the spectacle, then what point is there to a film like this?
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
February 9, 2012
A brainless 3-D sequel to 2008's brainless 3-D "Journey to the Center of the Earth."
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Alison Willmore
February 9, 2012
Johnson's disarming commitment to the doodle of a character he's playing isn't enough to inject life into the rest of the film, which is an anemic retread of beats and elements from its predecessor...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
February 8, 2012
Rarely has a big-studio feature integrated real-world figures into artificial landscapes with this little grace.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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+
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
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
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
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