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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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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?


There is another Jules Verne novel entitled "The Golden Volcano", which - although is set in the Canadian Arctic during the gold rush - spews gold nuggets when it erupts. This is likely where the mountains of gold came from for this movie. See more »


In one scene Gabato's shirt is covered in bird droppings, yet in a scene later on he is wearing a clean shirt, then he is seen wearing the shirt with the bird droppings on it again. See more »


Sean: [Kailani is chased by a giant lizard] Hey, Godzilla!
[the lizard heads his way]
Sean: Oh, crap...
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There is a brief scene of elephants swimming to the city halfway through the credits right before the cast listing. See more »


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Written by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss
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User Reviews

Entertaining film for the family – and nothing more
8 February 2012 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island is the 'sequel' of Journey to the Centre of Earth (starring Brendan Fraser). Actually, I really don't know why they consider it a sequel because the story is completely different – the only similarities are the author of the books in which the films were based on (Jules Verne) and the character of Sean Anderson that appears in both movies. I also found interesting that many people didn't know it was related to the other movie.

What we have here is a film that follows the same scheme of its predecessor – a lot of CGI and 3D effects, amazing and colorful scenarios, silly humor and nothing more. Journey 2 is a movie for all ages - specially the kids - so don't expect violent sequences or sex scenes with your favorite stars.

The plot is traditional and there is obviously those parallel stories - like the boy Sean(Josh Hutcherson) who falls in love with the charming Khailani (Vanessa Hudgens) and his relationship with his mother's boyfriend, Hank – played by Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson who shows us that the 'tough guys' can also be funny, charismatic and do movies that they don't have to kill a hundred people.

So, are you thinking about taking your kids to the movies? Well, take them to watch Journey 2: The Mysterious Island - they will be thrilled by it.

But, even if you don't have any kids, watch it. Who said that adults have only to watch serious and artistic movies? Sometimes a little bit of unpretentious fun is necessary in life - and this movie provides it (at least for me it did).

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