Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, A Review…

Right, so next up on the list of movies that I recently saw, an old one, I finally saw Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. I am fairly confident that I have already watched this movie before, but I didn’t remember any of it, so well, I still think it’s close to a first impression. 

So, starring Dwayne Johnson, Josh Hutcherson, Michael Cain, Vanessa Hudgens, Luis Guzman and Kristin Davis, directed by Brad Peyton, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, release in 2012, is a sequel to the film Journey to the Centre of the Earth that came out in 2008.

When I finally watched this film the other day, I was looking for a light-hearted comedy that would be an entertaining hour with not too much thinking or deciphering that would need to go into it. 

Having come across this one and realizing that it is science fiction and comedy, I began watching, hoping to god that it wouldn’t be the exact same as most before. On this, I got both lucky and unlucky. 

On the one hand, the movie sadly falls into the same category with pretty much the typical kid who’s into something and is about to end up in trouble with an adult who wants the kid to like him, fiction and fantasy creatures and yet another adult who was lost and needs to be rescued. 

Well, there’s the plot of the film right there. Seventeen-year-old Sean gets caught with the police stealing something from a stalling research center and his stepfather, a police officer manages to get him out of trouble. They end up deciphering a code together and then off they go on an adventure that involves large animals, and so much more. 

Right, so I’m not going to go too much into detail about the story, you can always get that on Wikipedia ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journey_2:_The_Mysterious_Island ). But let us instead look at what I liked and didn’t like about it. 

Well, let’s get right to it. 

First things first, while there was quite a bit of depth to the story, which I found extremely interesting and well researched and well thought of, the film, unfortunately, came through in more or less most other films in the genre with a typical storyline leaving very little up for imagination. 

At the same time, while the cinematography, editing, and graphics were brilliant, the direction seemed to almost sort of pull the movie down. 

Overall, I’d recommend the movie to someone for a one time watch if they’re just looking for a comical straightforward simple hour and a half.

I’d give the movie a 3.5/5.

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