Movies based on books, short stories, novels & novellas, poems, etc.
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.
We here at Cogerson Movie Score are required by our bylaws to watch any Michael Caine movie no matter how bad it looks. Well I watched Journey 2 by myself about a year ago....and thought it was pretty bad....earning about a 1.5 rating. Well I revisited this movie tonight....but this time I watched it in 3D and with my two little girls. Both factors made the viewing experience much better.
In Journey 2 Josh Hutcherson loses his dad but picks up a step dad(The Rock) and a granddad(Caine). This time the adventure happens on Jules Verne's Mysterious Island. Movie is pretty fast paced...but loaded with some pretty horrible dialogue. The 3D was a pleasant surprise...as it had depth and plenty…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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…
"Pop your pecs."
Deliriously, unapologetically Dwayney.
It's on tv so mandatory rewatch because when Josh is on my tv, nobody can touch the remote. And is such a fun movie :)
I just watched the last 40 minutes or so of this, but based on what my cousin told me happened on the previous hour it's really bad
Saturday night movie night. On a Wednesday. Hey, school holidays!
Anyway, less fun and more CG than required, but just about coasts by on the charm of the stars.
As shallow, as silly and as fun as those old Doug McClure films it is inspired by (if a million times more technically proficient). I loved the earlier Brendan Fraser take, and I love this one too. Amiable cast, and Michael Caine just gets better and better.
A really boring film with a #faltu story. Acting was good, but the film proceeds with a ridiculous adventure and some really dull jokes
A stupid journey to an island where elephants are of the size of squirrels, ants are dinosaurs and honeybees are helicopters.
I've given it one and a half stars only because of the special effects, which were quite good
Overall, I would never recommend you to watch such a film.