Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Reviews

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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.
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
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
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
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.
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
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island makes a nice case to your kids that reading books is a good idea.
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.
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 usual escape-before-the-big-blast stuff ensues, augmented by some fairly tedious family dynamics.
February 9, 2012
The island locale rings with reggae music regardless of its proximity to Jamaica, and any action sequence is rendered in painfully deliberate slo-mo.
February 9, 2012
Blithely idiotic...
February 9, 2012
Even by the unambitious standards of some children's movies and many movies that star Caine, this one has a difficult time making a case for itself as anything other than an adventure in baby-sitting.
February 9, 2012
Harkens back to so-bad-they're-fun '70s children's epics like "At the Earth's Core" and "The Land That Time Forgot."
February 9, 2012
...the best that moviegoers who don't much enjoy genial sci-fi/fantasy silliness can expect is a relatively inoffensive time...
February 9, 2012
Anyone old enough to have read Jules Verne or seen the way his work was successfully adapted in the past will suffer worse than the kids in the audience who just came to laugh.
February 9, 2012
It's only disguised as fun.
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