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Sean Anderson partners with his mom's husband on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.

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The 17-year-old Sean Anderson receives a coded signal and his stepfather Hank helps him to decipher the message. They find that Sean's grandfather Alexander Anderson has found the mysterious island in the Pacific described by Jules Verne and two other writers in their novels. The stubborn Sean wants to travel to the coordinates and Hank decides to buy the tickets and travel with the teenager to a small island nearby the location. They rent an old helicopter owned by the locals Gabato and his teenage daughter Kailani and the group heads to the unknown spot. Along their journey, they cross a hurricane and crash in the island. They find a beautiful and dangerous place, surrounded by forests, volcanoes with lava of gold and menacing life forms. The meet also the old Alexander and Hank discovers that the island is sinking. Now their only chance to survive is to find the legendary Nautilus. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Believe the impossible. Discover the incredible. See more »


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Rated PG for some adventure action, and brief mild language | See all certifications »

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$79,000,000 (estimated)

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$27,335,363 (USA) (10 February 2012)

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$103,812,241 (USA) (22 June 2012)
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Trivia

The original Jules Verne story "A Journey to the Centre of the Earth" (1864), on which the preceding movie Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) is loosely based, never had a sequel. However, another Jules Verne story "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" (1870), did have a sequel, called "The Mysterious Island", which was released in 1874 and followed five American men stranded on an island in the South Pacific, which is similar to a plot point in this movie. See more »

Goofs

When the gang is riding the giant bees, Sean identifies the birds chasing them as "white-throated needletails," which is a species of swift. On the contrary, the birds featured appear to be white-fronted bee-eaters, which are in no way related to or resembling needletails. See more »

Quotes

Kailani: [after Sean catches her in her fall, riding a bee] You saved me!
Sean: [proud] Yeah... I guess I did!
[the monstrous bird comes back]
Sean: Or maybe not!
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Aloha Oe
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easy to watch but not particularly memorable
13 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

Not so much a sequel as a new story altogether comes this likable—if unnecessary—adventure about Sean Anderson, a callow youth and "Vernian" who receives an encoded message then becomes obsessed with the idea that it was sent by his absentee grandfather who may or may not have discovered a mythical island that may or may not really exist. Accompanied by his stepfather, a frugal pilot, and the pilot's attractive daughter, Sean travels across the Pacific to the island where the group encounters an assortment of wonders but just as many dangerous perils. Uninspired, fairly predictable, but Johnson and Caine give the film some much needed gravitas, Guzman adds his trademark comic relief, there are some good effects and exciting moments every now and again, but the subplot about parents and their children doesn't really resonate. A good family-oriented fare, just nothing special. **


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