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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  10 February 2012 (USA)
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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 on the island. They find a beautiful and dangerous place, surrounded by forests, volcanoes with lava of gold and menacing life forms. They also meet 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

10 February 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Journey to the Mysterious Island  »

Box Office


$79,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Did You Know?


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 »


The sound the motor bike makes at the start of the movie is not the correct sound for the type of bike being ridden. See more »


Sean: [Kailani is chased by a giant lizard] Hey, Godzilla!
[the lizard heads his way]
Sean: Oh, crap...
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Aloha Oe
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Performed by Dwayne Johnson
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User Reviews

silly unbelievability
5 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After seeing the trailers, I looked forward to this movie. But although I am a fan of Dwayne Johnson, I cannot recommend this movie to much of anyone. It moves too quickly at the beginning. The premise is interesting but completely implausible, especially the time frame. Some of the scenery is enjoyable but fleeting. Michael Caine's character is entirely too negative. The special effects were not very realistic either. The plot was designed to be a dramatic thriller but it was so pat it was boring. I almost left before the ending as there was no mystery left shortly into the film. Also, the two young people were rather lackluster and the pilot was annoying. For something that held so much promise of a lovely adventure, it was a big disappointment.

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