Dated Released : 10 February 2012
Quality : BRRIp 720p
Info : www.imdb.com/title/tt1397514
IMDB Rating : 6.4 (1,725 users)
Star : Josh Hutcherson, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine
Genre : Action | Adventure | Family
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island is one of those “good for what it is” films – and what it is, is a light-hearted, family-friendly adventure film in the vein of Goonies or Honey I Shrunk the Kids (only not that good). The film is filled with cheesy dialogue and jokes, one-dimensional characters and an overdone plot that offers just a few notes of genuine heart or drama – but none of that really matters in this context. Kids will have fun with the material, and the adults accompanying them will be reasonably entertained as well.
Director Brad Peyton (Cats & Dogs 2) crafts a suitable visual experience via some nice tropical locales and striking (but obvious) green-screen and CGI effects. Journey 2 is not likely to win any technical awards – but again, in the context of a kids’ film, the visuals are sufficient. The 3D certainly adds to the fun – though it’s more often than not used in that pop-out, ‘in-your-face’ manner meant to capture the fleeting attention of youngsters. But, to be fair, any movie that spends time showcasing The Rock bouncing CGI berries off of his pecs is just out to have a good time, rather than impress with its technical prowess.
Of course, all the silliness would be too much if not for the cast of actors who manage to ground it, and Dwayne Johnson and Michael Caine are two of the main reasons why this film works as effectively as it does. Both are great leading men in their own right, and the contentious relationship between Hank and Alexander (as Sean’s competing paternal figures) creates some great banter, which are probably the movie’s best moments.
Josh Hutcherson has become something of a bigger name since his first Journey film, but he does a good job holding the screen and potraying a somewhat layered protagonist – good qualities in a young lead. Hutcherson’s chemistry with Johnson is also strong, and certain moments between Sean and Hank even manage to be somewhat moving as the film progresses.
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