Journey 2 the Mysterious Island

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Journey 2 the Mysterious Island

Brad Peyton (2011)

90min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
In this pleasant slice of family fare, teen Josh Hutcherson and stepfather Dwayne Johnson trace the actual location of author Jules Verne's supposedly fictional island. Having travelled to the South Pacific and roped in helicopter pilot Luiz Guzmán (providing rather stale comic relief) and his daughter Vanessa Hudgens (the teen love interest), they weather a hurricane and crash on the island. There they find Hutcherson's grandfather, Michael Caine (doing his best Captain Birds Eye impression), and discover the truth about their location. As they try to escape, they battle monster lizards, fly on giant bees and uncover hidden treasure. The scenery is spectacular, but there's little sense of peril and the plotting is perfunctory, in an innocuous fantasy that pastiches Verne, Treasure Island and Gulliver's Travels. Johnson's pectoral popping and ukulele version of What a Wonderful World could conceivably be an added attraction. Or not.

Summary

A teenager picks up a distress signal originating from the middle of the ocean. Joining an expedition to track the signal to its source, he discovers an unexplored island inhabited by strange creatures, and searches for a way to rescue its sole human inhabitant. Fantasy adventure sequel to Journey to the Centre of the Earth, starring Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine and Josh Hutcherson. Includes Lotto.

Cast & Crew

Hank Parsons Dwayne Johnson
Alexander Anderson Michael Caine
Sean Anderson Josh Hutcherson
Kailani Vanessa Anne Hudgens
Gabato Luis Guzman
Liz Anderson Kristin Davis
Director Brad Peyton
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 3 Feb 2012
Drama Children's