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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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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?


Brendan Fraser, who starred in the first film in this series Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008), also starred in The Mummy Returns (2001) opposite Dwayne Johnson, who here takes over the position of Sean's father-figure. See more »


When Alexander is translating from Nemo's journal he says the Nautilus is located at the Poseidon Cliffs. Yet, later in the film Alexander tells Hank and Sean to go a mile and a half in a particular direction towards the Trident Cliffs where the submarine Nautilus is located. See more »


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Written by Billie Joe Armstrong, Tre Cool, Mike Dirnt
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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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