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Based on 27 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 16 )
  • 25
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    For a time, Journey 2 becomes a lost episode of "Lost," then it becomes "King Kong," minus the ape. Then it becomes a ukulele music video featuring the Rock's take on Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's "What a Wonderful World." show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    It's a thoroughly family-friendly film, with a subtle message about the importance of father figures. Don't expect anything resembling believability, but enjoy the blend of strikingly colorful visuals and banter between odd couple Johnson and Caine, which combine for a mild escapist treat. show more

  • 40
    John Anderson Wall Street Journal

    The island locale rings with reggae music regardless of its proximity to Jamaica, and any action sequence is rendered in painfully deliberate slo-mo. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    If there's a book-loving adventuress or adventurer in your house younger than 10, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island provides a lighthearted break from the death-obsessed "Harry Potter" franchise and other literary but limp adventures like the "Narnia" films and "The Lightning Thief." show more

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    As the band of adventurers skips from one supersized Survivor-like challenge to the next, one can't help feeling the creative potential of Verne's vision is wasted. show more

  • 50

    This is a family movie, after all -- but you'll have to sit through some abrasively broad, unfunny exchanges to get there. Dialogue, alas, is the kind of thing that can't be enhanced by the wearing of 3-D glasses. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This is transcendently goofy. It isn't a "good" movie in the usual sense (or most senses), but it is jolly and good-natured, and Michael Caine and Dwayne Johnson are among the most likable of actors. show more

  • 63
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    The second installment in a likable family franchise, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island makes a nice case to your kids that reading books is a good idea. show more

  • 63
    Stephen Cole The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Yes, The Mysterious Island is everything a 12-year-old boy could want – endless adventure involving a reckless adolescent hero, with a pretty girl in a clinging T-shirt around to watch him struggle. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    With cheesy-looking effects including a ride on the backs of giant bees and dubious literary references, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island comes dangerously close to giving books, never mind 3-D, a bad name. show more

  • December 12, 2012 Hi Joyce
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    very very corny, and very unbelievabe

  • November 16, 2012 is00000000131949
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    This was just fun .And should not that be the goal of every movie?

  • April 13, 2012 lamb4him
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    I saw Journey 2 twice and I would see it again and again. I loved the action and the humor. The scenery was outstanding. Although the only actor I recognized was Michael Caine I found that the actors did a fantastic job. I wonder how many men went home to \"pop their pecks\" after the movie.

  • March 05, 2012 scardaris
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    I throughly enjoyed this family 15 yr old son liked it as well.... no foul language....good story line...quite entertaining....wonderful syfy effects...Awesome acting....I would see it again... we enjoyed it that much

  • February 23, 2012 hl00000000109353
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    An O.K family movie, but I have seen better. To begin with, Almost every scene had a close up of a giant bug, or spider, which is more than enough for anyone who hates the site of giant roaches or spiders. The overall story plot was a little to unrealistic for me. Between riding giant bees, and discovering an island that is from a made-up book, It is obviouse that this isn\'t the slightest bit realisic. After all of this, the movie felt like it was draggin on, and on. A 1 an da half hour movie felt like it should have been 45 minutes long max. Overall this is the worst movie I have critiqued.

  • February 23, 2012 knkennedy001
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  • February 22, 2012 Hand4jesus
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    We had fun and the 3D was great

  • February 17, 2012 mbrown8754
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    I took my three kids to see this today and they range in age from 4-8. They loved it! I thought it was pretty good, but it is geared for kids. I would recommend it to familes!

  • February 13, 2012 craig9952
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    I really enjoyed this movie.. Nothin bad about it. I kinda wish i had spent a few more bucks to see it in 3d..

  • February 12, 2012 danebok
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    not worth to watch


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