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, strong-willed daughter (Vanessa Hudgens), they set out to find the island, rescue its lone inhabitant and escape before seismic shockwaves force the island under the sea and bury its treasures forever.
The Screen Play
If you’re expecting some form of terrifying adventure ala Pirates of the Caribbean, this is not really the movie for you, it’s a family oriented movie with Josh Hutcherson reprising his role as Sean from the Journey to the center of the Earth. The extensive use of dramatic camera angles works well for audience who is planning to watch it on IMAX or on 3D but will fall short for those planning to watch it on 2D. I watched it on IMAX and it felt like going through a roller coaster ride. Truly enjoyable.
Dwayne Johnson, Sir Michael Caine, Josh Hutcherson, Vanessa Hudgens, Luis Guzmán and Kristin Davis.
The Cast’s Performance
The cast didn’t really do well in this movie, I’ve seen better performance from Dwayne Johnson and Sir Michael Caine, Luis Guzman tried a tad too hard to be the comic of the crew and basically get drowned out by Vanessa Hudgens that didn’t really do much in the movie but to just look cute and be the love interest of Sean.
It’s a family movie, more appealing to children between the age of 10 and 15 than for adults. I doubt young adults would find it interesting too. My kids wants to go watch it again on IMAX though for the 3D extravaganza on a bloody huge screen.
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