Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D

3D sequel to 2008’s Journey to the Center of the Earth, swapping out Brendan Fraser for Dwayne Johnson as the new lead.

Young adventurer Sean (Josh Hutcherson, Bridge to Terabithia) partners with his new stepfather (Johnson) and stepsister (Vanessa Hudgens, High School Musical) on a mission to find his missing grandfather (Michael Caine, Harry Brown). Responding to a coded distress signal, Sean thinks his Grandad is lost on an undiscovered island of strange life forms, mountains of gold and deadly volcanoes.

Directed by Brad Peyton, a man familiar with family-friendly follow-ups (Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore).

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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D / Reviews

Variety

Variety

A fun though rarely funny family adventure.

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Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

A likeable film that speeds along with a happy rush and is filled with grandiose, imaginative ideas.

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Total Film

Total Film

Enjoyable enough as eye-poking spectacle.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Thoroughly daft and entertaining.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Resembles King Kong written by Enid Blyton for undemanding children.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

The barrage of impressive special effects and gratuitous use of 3D mean it's a rollicking ride.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

One can't help feeling the creative potential of Verne's vision is wasted.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Massively throwaway, but funnier and more likable than the first entry.

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Daily Mail

Daily Mail

An excuse for outlandish special effects.

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