Journey 2: Mysterious Island will bring you and the family a whole new adventure this February 10th 2012. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Josh Hutcherson, Vanessa Hudgens and Michael Caine, Journey 2 Mysterious Island is going to dish out a new fantasy story to audiences who enjoyed the first movie: Journey to the Center Of The Earth. Here is an early review from Louise Keller for the new movie Journey 2: Mysterious Island:
“SYNOPSIS: When troubled teen Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson) – an avid ‘Vernian’ knowledgeable in all of Jules Verne’s works – receives an encrypted message, he reluctantly accepts decoding help from his mom’s boyfriend Hank (Dwayne Johnson). They decipher the signal as possibly coming from Sean’s grandfather (Michael Caine) – on Verne’s legendary Mysterious Island. He and Hank take off on an adventure into the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Michael Caine flying atop a giant bee; pocket-sized elephants, a gigantic sea-snake with a 1,000 watt smile, a gold-spewing mountain and The Rock singing What a Wonderful World are among the incongruous and colourful elements of this fantasy adventure sequel that loosely uses Jules Verne’s sci-fi novels as its inspiration.
It’s a likeable film that speeds along with a happy rush and is filled with grandiose, imaginative ideas not only those plucked from its well credentialed source materials that are woven into the storyline. Adventure, action, fantasy, humour, romance and family values are meshed together in one compelling hit.
Using the sophisticated technology later used on Avatar, Journey to the Center of the Earth in 2008 was the first live-action film shot in 3D, with the filmmakers making the most of the opportunity with novelty items – like spitting toothpaste in our face. This time, the 3D is used in a far more sophisticated way, enhancing the narrative with its exotic, tropical settings and fantastical creatures that the protagonist and his motley crew encounter.
Resuming his role as Sean Anderson, Hutcherson plays the now rebellious 17-year-old, who is unable to relate to his legal guardian Hank (Johnson) and is eager to find his long-lost eccentric grandfather (Caine). It is on the trail of a mysterious coded distress signal that leads Sean and Hank to the South Pacific. Luis Guzmán (as the rogue helicopter pilot) provides the comic relief, while his curvaceous, headstrong daughter Kailani (Hudgens) is the love interest for the awkward teen with raging hormones. (The scene when The Rock demonstrates ‘The Pec Pop of Love’, flexing his sizeable chest to ping-pong berries, is hilarious.)
Michael Caine is a welcome presence after flying through the eye of a hurricane to the rainbow-filled paradise with waterfalls, volcanoes, giant butterflies, flowers and contrary beasts; he is in very good form. But it is Johnson who delivers the surprises, displaying his soft side – and a most amenable one at that.”
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Get ready for a whole new adventure with Journey 2: Mysterious Island directed by Brad Peyton.
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