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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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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Rated PG for some adventure action, and brief mild language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Journey to the Mysterious Island See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

When they find the giant lizard eggs, Hank (Dwayne Johnson) quips "It had to be a lizard. Why couldn't it have been snakes?" This is a take on the famous Indiana Jones line from Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), in which Indy falls into a pit of snakes and says "Snakes. Why'd it have to be snakes?" See more »

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When Gabato is piloting the helicopter to the island, his hands are in the incorrect position. The cyclic control (stick) would be controlled by the right hand and the collective would be controlled by the left. Gabato is backwards. See more »

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Just really, really bad...
21 July 2012 | by jantoniouSee 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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