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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Brad Peyton

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Brian Gunn (screenplay), Mark Gunn (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Dwayne Johnson ... Hank
Michael Caine ... Alexander
Josh Hutcherson ... Sean
Luis Guzmán ... Gabato
Vanessa Hudgens ... Kailani
Kristin Davis ... Liz
Anna Colwell ... Jessica
Stephen Caudill ... Cop
Branscombe Richmond ... Tour Guide
Walter Bankson Walter Bankson ... Hockey Player
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Ever since his adventure in the center of the Earth, Sean Anderson has been looking for other places mentioned by Verne and other Vernians. He is notified about a coded message, and breaks into a satellite facility to fully receive it. With the help from his stepfather Hank (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) he decodes the message leading him to find the map that leads him to Verne's mysterious island. Along with Gabato and Kailani, Sean embarks on a mission to find his grandfather, the legendary Vernian Alexander. But unexpected problems arise as Alexander made a mistake that could change everything. Written by Anonymous User - Earth

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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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The original Jules Verne story, Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), on which Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) was 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. The book followed five American men stranded on an island in the South Pacific, which is similar to a plot point in this movie. See more »

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When Sean (Josh Hutcherson) enters the Nautilus (@ 1:11), he opens the valve to let the trapped water flow out. The pressure meter has readings in Hindi (Devanagari script), that read (from top to bottom) - Tees (Thirty), Chaalees (Forty) and Bees (Twenty). The sequence of markings seem out of order, since a regular pressure meter ought to have readings marked Twenty, Thirty and Forty in that order.

Moreover, a few seconds later, once the water starts gushing out through an outlet in the floor, the pressure meter's markings read (from top to bottom) - Bees (Twenty), Tees (Thirty) and Dus (Ten), being once again out of order. See more »

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Alexander: [voiceover] In the 19th century Jules Verne wrote some of the greatest adventure stories ever told. Novels such as "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea", "Journey to the Center of the Earth" and "The Mysterious Island." Most consider these works of science fiction. Vernians know otherwise.
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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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Sleep Forever
Written by Brandon Welchez and Charles Rowell
Performed by Crocodiles
Courtesy of Fat Possum Records
By arrangement with Music For The Masses Entertainment, Inc.
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Bad Trip
16 February 2012 | by jdesandoSee all my reviews

"We'll have all the wealth we'll ever need, just as long as we're together!" Kailani (Vanessa Hudgins)

If Journey 2: The Mysterious Island is a parody of adventure movies (see the above quote), then I missed the humor, for there is enough cheese in the awful CGI to make a new moon. This loose sequel to Journey to the Center of the Earth happily subs Dwayne Johnson for Brendan Fraser, but neither actor should include these third-rate adventures on their vitae.

Combining Jules Verne, Jonathan Swift, and Robert Louis Stevenson, Journey 2 takes the crew to a mysterious Island where Sean (Josh Hutcherson from Journey to the Center of the Earth) looks for his grandfather, Alexander( Michael Caine). When he does find him, we find an aging actor at the nadir of his career, overacting an eccentric adventurer with fake smiles and laughs to embarrass those of us who remember his marvelous Peachy in a superior adventure, The Man Who would be King. Wait, wait, maybe Caine is out-cheesed by Luis Guzman as a bumbling Latino father of the lovely Vanessa Hudgins, playing his daughter.

Johnson as Sean's step father has his moment singing "What a Wonderful World" on a ukulele around a campfire; yes, I am serious—see for yourself. No valley low enough for director Brad Peyton to go to achieve the peak of cheese.

With an island populated by dwarf elephants and sharks and giant bees (see the crew navigate these bugs to achieve an absurdity even Harry Potter in his games wouldn't attempt), we also find the original Verne Nautilus to get back home, which is where you'll comfortably be but briefly until you check your bank account to assess how much this non-adventure cost you and your family. Or why it was worth it to see Journey 2 in 3-D when 2-D is embarrassing enough.

Better to turn on reruns of Gilligan's Island.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Journey to the Center of the Earth Sequel See more »

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Budget:

$79,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,335,363, 12 February 2012

Gross USA:

$103,860,290

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$335,260,290
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