Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
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In this follow-up to the 2008 worldwide hit Journey to the Center of the Earth, the new 3D family adventure Journey 2: The Mysterious Island begins when young Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson, reprising his role from the first film) receives a coded distress signal from a mysterious island where no island should exist. It's a place of strange life forms, mountains of gold, deadly volcanoes, and more than one astonishing secret. Unable to stop him from going, Sean's new stepfather, Hank (Dwayne Johnson), joins the quest. Together with a helicopter pilot (Luis Guzman) and his beautiful,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 42%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Surely the silliest outing for Caine since he swatted rampaging killer bees in the 1978 disaster flick "The Swarm.""
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"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."
‑ Alonso Duralde, TheWrap
""Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" is light, airy family entertainment that actually ends up being too light and airy."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"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."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Visually rich with lavish sets and fun movie monsters, but Journey 2 is about as underdeveloped and hollow as assembly-line filmmaking can get."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"Offers giant rocks clearly made of Styrofoam and Dwayne Johnson, who fits the same description."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"The equivalent of throwing "Jurassic Park," "Avatar" and the absolute worst episode ever of "Land of the Lost" in a blender and pushing "garble.""
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"It's a harmless, lighthearted film with wooden acting, a nice message about accepting your parents-whoever they are-and again, lots of ridiculous CGI."
‑ Eric Melin,
"But Journey 2 delivers a flashy and eye opening adventure product, with each cast member stepping forward to steal particular scenes."
‑ Rhett Bartlett, Dial M For Movies
"...a family adventure aimed squarely at children. For kids, it's fine; they'll probably enjoy all the color, action, and preposterous goings-on."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"I swear some of the giant, Day-Glo vegetation had "Property of 'Lost in Space'" stamped on it."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"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."
‑ Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail
"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?"
‑ William Bibbiani, CraveOnline
"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."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"Panders to the kiddies, caters to the teens, and tosses in a loser-ethnic-sidekick. The shrugging tone of this 21st-century sabotage of the original novel is summed up by this slogan masquerading as dialogue: 'It's Jules Verne, man-ya gotta believe.'"
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
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