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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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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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(at around 46 mins) The scene when they are walking to find the submarine, you can see the wide open space where they filmed Jurassic Park (1993). That open space is where the dinosaurs are on a stampede. See more »

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(at around 58 mins) After Sean falls from the giant bee and injures his ankle against a log several individuals say he has a "dislocated ankle" and his stepfather and grandfather reset it quickly and easily as you would do with a dislocated shoulder. Although it is possible to "dislocate" your ankle it is not only very difficult to do, but due to the unique, and very stable, make-up of the ankle (unlike the shoulder) it only occurs in conjunction with either a fracture or multiple ruptured tendons of the area. Something that is very serious and extremely painful and definitely not something that could be easily remedied by 'popping it back into place' and then the individual being able to walk about and hike. 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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Connections

References Mary Poppins (1964) See more »

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Sleep Forever
Written by Brandon Welchez and Charles Rowell
Performed by Crocodiles
Courtesy of Fat Possum Records
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When the Trailer Is Better than the Film
1 July 2012 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The 17-year-old Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson) receives a coded signal and his stepfather Hank (Dwayne Johnson) helps him to decipher the message. They find that Sean's grandfather Alexander Anderson (Michael Caine) has found the mysterious island in the Pacific described by Julio 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 (Luis Guzmán) and his teenage daughter Kailani (Vanessa Hudgens) and the group heads to the unknown spot. Along their journey, they cross a hurricane and crash in the island. They find a beautiful and dangerous place, surrounded by forests, volcanoes with lava of gold and menacing life forms. The meet also the old Alexander and Hank discovers that the island is sinking. Now their only chance to survive is to find the legendary Nautilus.

"Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" is a movie with a trailer that is better than the film itself. The lame screenplay begins in a fast pace, with Hank and Sean guessing to quickly the message. The story is very weak and the film is supported by the special effects only. The spoiled Sean and the rude Alexander are detestable characters and Gabato is stupid and annoying and never funny as supposed to be. Hank is multi- skilled in codes, hydraulic and electric engineering, medicine, and music and diving. In the end, "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" is a very disappointing adventure. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "Viagem 2: A Ilha Misteriosa" ("Journey 2: The Mysterious Island")


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Country:

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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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Box Office

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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