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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)

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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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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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$2,002,193 (Australia) (22 January 2012)

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$103,860,290 (USA)
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Trivia

Dwayne Johnson and Branscombe Richmond starred in the Scorpion King (2002), which is a spin-off of the Mummy Returns (2001), in which Dwayne Johnson co-starred with Brendan Fraser. Fraser starred in the Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008), to which Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012) is a sequel. See more »

Goofs

While parked on the dock there is a divider between the pilot and passenger area in the interior of the helicopter. Later during the interior shot on the way to Mysterious Island the divider is gone. See more »

Quotes

Alexander: I wanted to give you this.
Sean: A book?
Alexander: Oh, it's not just a book. It's a trip I want us to go on, all of us, as a family.
Sean: From the Earth to the Moon.
Alexander: What do you say?
Kailani: I think there's only one thing to say.
Sean: So, who's up for an adventure?
Liz: No, no, no!
Hank: Oh honey, what could possibly go wrong? It's only the moon!
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Version of The Mysterious Island (1929) See more »

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Aloha Oe
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Mediocre in every sense of the word.
14 February 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I was already less than impressed by the trailer, and when I saw the film my suspicions about the stale plot and characters where confirmed in full.

We begin with the routinely angsty teenage boy with the novel hobby, his conventionally careworn mother and his try-hard stepfather who "Just wants to be friends." Along the way we encounter many overused plot points, gags and characters.

There's the eccentric old man with a taste for cheesy catchphrases, the chubby simpleton who's only role is to inject some half rate comedy, the "breathtaking" jungle island full of dangerous beasts and beautiful creatures, and the pretty girl with the very low cut tank top who will at some point be put in mortal peril in order for the afore mentioned angsty teenage boy to prove himself worthy in the art of rescuing the damsel.

The plot was recycled, the acting was OK at best, and the dialogue had me rolling my eyes and sighing several times. The only redeeming factor was the special effects, and even then they were nothing I hadn't seen before.

Quite frankly, The film is, in my opinion, a film for children who don't pay mind to anything but the pretty colours and cool stunts. Nothing more.


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