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“Journey 2 The Mysterious Island” Movie Review

(corny fun, terrific special effects)

The special effects in this movie are awesome.  I do not care for 3D in the movies (not as good as Disneyland, and too pricey), but, I am disappointed that I did not see “Journey 2 The Mysterious Island” in 3D.  My guess is that it would be very very cool.  Darn.

Slightly troubled teen, Josh Hutcherson as Sean, receives an encoded message from his explorer Grandfather (Michael Caine).  Problem is, he does not know how to decode it.  Luckily, step-dad, Hank (Dwayne Johnson) spent time in the Navy as a specialist in decoding secret messages.

Together, the two figure out the message and using three classic novels, piece together a 140 year old secret of the location of “The Mysterious Island” by Jules Verne.

Travelling to the South Pacific, Hank and Sean hook up with a helicopter pilot (Luis Guzman) and his beautiful daughter (Vanessa Hudgens) to travel to the coordinates sent to them by Grandpa.

They get there (a rough ride) and spend the next few days searching for a safe way to get off the island since it is sinking.  “The Mysterious Island” is filled with fantastic situations and upside-down animals where elephants are the size of a small dog, and ants the size of horses.  They ride on the backs of bees ala “Avatar”.

Getting from one side of the island to the other (where the Nautilus is hidden) is a challenge and entertaining, very colorful (stunning special effects…did I say that already?) with lots of 3D effects that I will never see…..darn!  😦

Great for kids.  No f-words, no cussing at all.  Watch out for some VERY corny dialogue….awwwwww, and some awful acting, but, overall the movie is entertaining, colorful, interesting, exciting, and cool.

Go to IMDb for more information.  We watched this at the Tracy, CA CineMark theater (while everyone else was watching “The Hunger Games”…we are going next week….) where our poster is STILL UP.  Look UP when you leave! :-))

Drive Safe!  Never Forget.


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