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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)

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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island is a movie starring Josh Hutcherson, Dwayne Johnson, and Michael Caine. 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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Complete credited cast:
... Hank
... Alexander
... Sean
... Gabato
... Kailani
... Liz
... Jessica
... Cop
... Tour Guide
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 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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10 February 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Journey to the Mysterious Island  »

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$79,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,335,363, 12 February 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$103,860,290

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$335,260,290
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American Humane Association monitored the animal action. No animals were harmed®. (AHAD 02653) See more »

Goofs

When Hank and Sean reach the sea, they claim that the sea level has increased by "100 ft in the last 24 hours", yet when they jump in the water they are surrounded by, sea weed, coral and fish. If those rocks were exposed to the air 24 hours before, it shouldn't be covered with coral or other typical sea plants that take months - if not years - to grow. 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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References Mary Poppins (1964) See more »

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Three Little Birds
Written by Bob Marley
Performed by Bob Marley & The Wailers
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
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Just really, really bad...
21 July 2012 | by See all my reviews

While the first "Journey..." movie with Hutcherson and Brandon Fraser had a very slight whiff of entertainment value and was even vaguely believable, this second installment, this time with Hutcherson and with "The Rock" subbing for Fraser, this time as a concerned step-father.

Hutcherson is continuing on his path as a young "Verneian" - i.e., someone who subscribes to Jules Verne's novels as though they were factual documents describing real places and experiences - and within 5 minutes manages to convince his step-father to fly him far away to the middle of the South Pacific to an island - sorry, a "mysterious island" - that is not known to actually exist.

Within the next 5 minutes they manage to convince a helicopter pilot (a pretty silly Luis Guzman) to do something that no pilot would ever do - i.e., fly into the middle of a thunderstorm - and then, of course, run across the "mysterious island."

The subsequent plot lines are basically superfluous. The story is a slap-dash bit of feeble CGI patchwork construction that almost never engages your attention. In fact, if you watch the credits you'll see no less than 10 different "visual effects" companies were contracted to make this movie. Lots of ridiculous and unbelievable monsters and insects and spiders. The pilot's young daughter - Vanessa Hudgens, who is there primarily to relieve the otherwise stupefying plot by wearing a sweat-soaked wife beater heaving with her cleavage - exists as the love interest for Hutcherson.

"Journey 2" basically feels like eating a bunch of Halloween candy - a quick rush here and there but at the end very little fulfillment. Skip it.


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