“Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” – Kevin Brackett (Review St. Louis)

Posted by Feb 10, 2012 | Movie: Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island takes place a few years after Journey to the Center of the Earth, and gives us an incredible trip into the world of Jules Verne.  One of the most fun family movies I have seen in a while, it is a lighthearted adventure that kids and parents alike can appreciate in their own ways. Ever since losing his father in the first film, Sean Anderson (Hutcherson) has been obsessed with everything Jules Vern. He considers himself a “Vernian,” and spends most of his time and energy on talks revolving around the author.  Sean believes his grandfather Alexander (Michael Caine) is trapped on The Mysterious...

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – Reelworld (Kent Tentschert/Carol Hemphill)

Posted by Feb 09, 2012 | Movie: Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island - Reelworld (Kent Tentschert/Carol Hemphill) The Plot: After returning from his first adventure, Sean (Josh Hutcherson) has a rocky relationship with Hank (Dwayne Johnson), his mother’s boyfriend. Now an avid Vernian – a believer that Jules Verne’s books are based in truth – Sean has been attempting to decipher a looped recording he has been receiving from his grandfather. Hank decides to help Sean decipher the code and soon they not only have the full map of the Mysterious Island, they have its coordinates. Heading to the Caribbean, Sean and Hank hire Gabato (Luis Guzmàn) and his lovely daughter Kailani (Vanessa Hudgens) to fly them to the island. But Mysterious Island...