Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (Quick Review)


 

Plot

Sean Anderson, the boy who traveled to the center of the Earth, now finds himself much older and on a Mysterious Island with his step-father, grandfather and two others. On the island, they discover its oddities and must escape before a terrifying occurrence leaves them all dead. OK, I’m not going to lie, but that short, short summary might have made the movie sound cooler than it really is.

Pros

Josh Hutcherson has really grown up in front of the camera and is now a familiar face. His acting is above par, though is character is a bit of a whiner in this one. The rest of the cast is pretty good too. Michael Caine and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson stood out and had pretty good chemistry. The special effects were pretty good too. It felt like they were on a green-screen most of the time, but at least the scenery was nice.

Cons

The comedy is pretty childish, which has to be expected. There are some funny parts, but many leave you groaning. As much as I hate to say it, I missed Brendan Fraser. His career could have used a movie like this, something not perfect, but better than Furry Vengeance. This wasn’t really my kind of movie, but children and families might enjoy it.

Score

 

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