Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Reviews

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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.
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.
February 10, 2012
As a would-be adaptation of the novel, it's pure nonsense.
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?
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.
February 10, 2012
Offers giant rocks clearly made of Styrofoam and Dwayne Johnson, who fits the same description.
February 10, 2012
I swear some of the giant, Day-Glo vegetation had "Property of 'Lost in Space'" stamped on it.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
February 10, 2012
A wretched shipwreck of a film that will appeal only to young minds of the most limited discernment and imagination.
February 9, 2012
A mild improvement over the already out-dated original, even as it still doesn't quite warrant a recommendation.
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."
February 9, 2012
A brainless 3-D sequel to 2008's brainless 3-D "Journey to the Center of the Earth."
February 9, 2012
The sequel to 2008's "Journey to the Center of the Earth" isn't a movie so much as an amusement-park ride without the park. Or much grown-up amusement.
February 9, 2012
The usual escape-before-the-big-blast stuff ensues, augmented by some fairly tedious family dynamics.
February 9, 2012
Perhaps adequate as a surrogate babysitter for parents of pre-teen boys who need a ninety-minute rest from the kids' constant badgering, but is otherwise less engaging than its predecessor.
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