Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
Believe the Impossible. Discover the Incredible.
Sean Anderson partners with his mom's boyfriend on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.
Hungry Gamer: I hate you, stepdad The Rock. There's so much tension between us.
The Rock: I'm good with codes and maps and stuff.
Hungry Gamer: Great! Let's be buds.
On the island.
Michael Caine: Look, I'm on a giant bee. This mysterious place has loads of mysterious creatures like this. Mysterious.
The Rock: This mysterious island is mysteriously sinking. "It looks like the liquefaction has tripled overnight!" (actual dialogue)
Hungry Gamer: So, all these mysterious animals will drown?
The Rock: ... am... Check out my tits... they can dance. Quick, throw berries at them.
Michael Caine... what have you done? WHAT HAVE YOU DONE! *falls to my knees and sobs uncontrollably*
This film is as clumsy and awkward as the title itself. The pace is fast, while everything else seems to be all over the place. They went ahead and sacrificed logic, character building, personality, mood, and rhythm to achieve supersonic speed.
In other words, they did a Michael Bay.
Except, they didn't even get the explosions and visual effects right, instead, they ended up with something quite unfinished and fake looking. Almost like they forgot they had to make it look real, and just went Pixar style all over this shit.
I wish they would quit their money grind on Jules Verne, it's really rather depressing.
I had the misfortune of paying good money to see Brendan Fraser’s Journey to the Center of the Earth at the cinema so I can’t say that a sequel was high on my watchlist. This time around Fraser is nowhere to be seen (I’m not even sure his character was even referenced) and instead, The Rock, has tagged along for the ride. The casting switch is for the better with Dwayne Johnson providing a better action-comic foil for the brightly coloured CGI adventure. If the film’s subtitle didn’t give it away, the adventure takes place on Jules Verne’s Mysterious Island (with a bit of Swift and Stevenson thrown in for good measure), where Josh Hutcherson and his stepdad set out…
Better than the Centre of the Earth, fun interplay with Dwayne Johnson & Michael Caine, fun filled action scenes.....Great fun!
proof that i'll watch anything with the Rock in it. He's wearing his nipples a little low in this passable kids adventure though.
The reason this gets the rating it does has nothing to do with the quality of the film. The film itself is absolutely terrible. I'd say maybe eighty percent of the dialogue is exposition, which makes all the characters extremely dull to listen to. The story is also boring and predictable (we made predictions regarding story elements during the course of the film, and the majority were bang on). The effects aren't good, and for a mysterious island, you'd think there would be actual mysterious things on it.
So why does this film get one and a half stars? Well one star goes to Michael Caine for simply being one of the greatest actors to ever live. This is a…
How this film made it to the big screen with FX like that I will never know. Well actually I do know. It was the Rock and Hudgens tits.
I thought I would like this movie more. After all, its an action film starring Dwayne Johnson and that sounds like fun, right? While Johnson was reliably fun, too many other aspects of the film annoyed me.
In brief: the special effects in the film are laughable. I recognize its just a cheesy comedy, but I swear they could have made better effects with very little (if any) more money. They should have been building a world, but instead it looked like they visited the island of matte paintings and 1990s Star Trek series effects.
I will give Luis Guzman credit for giving this role 110%, but I didn't find him funny. I found him annoying. I may be in…
This is silly, trashy, mushy nonsense that I somewhat enjoyed
typischer Abenteuerfilm in gelungenem 3D
Directed by Brad Peyton this film stars Swayne Johnson, Josh Hutcherson, Vanessa Hudgens and Michael Caine. A boy and his step father look for The Mysterious Island from the novel by Jules Verne in an attempt to find the boy's missing grandfather.
While the plot is inspired by the writing of Jules Verne there is a fair amount of other hokum thrown in and there are plenty of elements that do not bare thinking about too much. Several of the sequences are obviously designed for 3D and most of the CGI is pretty impressive. If you take this film for what it is, an action film for younger viewers, it is not too bad but beyond that you will be struggling to find much to say about it.
Very enjoyable adventure, based on the famous novel by Jules Verne, which was first published in 1874. This modern take on the story, features a troubled teenager (played by Josh Hutcherson, who reprises his role as Sean Anderson from Journey to the Center of the Earth), who receives a cryptic radio message from his grandfather, which leads him on a dangerous quest to find a mysterious island, which had previously been thought to be a mere place of legend.
Those unititated to Verne's tales may dismiss this as a knock-off on films like Jurassic Park and King Kong, but that would hardly be fair as it's probably the latter that has been inspired by Verne's original work. But yes, it…
The Rock automatically makes everything great. Pretty dumb but it's exciting and moves quickly enough, also it has The Rock playing the ukulele and Michael Caine riding a giant bee while laughing maniacally. It's perfect for its audience and I had fun watching it. There's just something about The Rock. He's a treasure.
Es bastante entretenida, una película para pasar el rato.