Thursday, 26 January 2012

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Review

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

Release Date: 19th January 2012 - Australia

Production Companies
New Line Cinema (presents)
Walden Media

Roadshow Distribution

Genre: Adventure

Rating: PG

Runtime: 94 minutes

Budget: $79,000,000

Box Office Gross: $335,260,290

Plot Summary
The new journey begins
when young adventurer
Sean receives a coded
distress signal from a
mysterious island where
no island should exist-a
place of strange life forms,
mountains of gold, deadly
volcanoes and more than
one astonishing secret.
Unable to stop him from
going, Sean's new stepfather
joins the quest. Together
with a helicopter pilot and
his beautiful, strong-willed
daughter, they set out to
find the island, rescue its
lone inhabitant and escape
before seismic shock-waves
force the island under the
sea and bury its treasures

Dwayne Johnson - Hank Parsons
Josh Hutcherson - Sean Anderson
Vanessa Hudgens - Kailani
Michael Caine - Alexander Anderson
Luis Guzman - Gabato
Kristin Davis - Elizabeth Anderson

Director - Brad Peyton
Based on Novel "The Mysterious Island" -
Jules Verne
Story - Richard Outten
Story/Screenplay - Brian & Mark Gunn
Producers - Beau Flynn, Charlotte Huggins &
Tripp Vinson
Co-Producer - Dwayne Johnson
Production Designer - Bill Boes
Costume Designer - Denise Wingate
Director of Photography - David Tattersall
Visual Effects Supervisors - Nick Pill &
Boyd Shermis
Visual Effects Supervisor: MPC - Erik Nordby
Film Editor - David Rennie
Music - Andrew Lockington

JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND was funny but sort of scary and continues where the last movie left off. Like the original, this feature is based on Jules Verne's Mysterious Island and is unrelated to the book that was adapted into its predecessor. Its such a shame that none of the original cast members including Brendan Fraser and Anita Briem did not return to the sequel, only Josh Hutcherson from the original cast came back. Instead we have Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson who is really a good substitute for Fraser's character, especially when he has a good singing voice. Even the other newly added cast members like Vanessa Hudgens and Michael Caine have their moments.

To be fair, JOURNEY 2 was a really good, exciting movie and the 3D aspect is really the icing on the cake. I expect everyone who has read the Jules Verne novels to go and see this movie.

Star rating: (4/5) Good Movie

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