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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)

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Sean Anderson partners with his mom's husband on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.

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Ever since his adventure in the center of the Earth, Sean Anderson has been looking for other places mentioned by Verne and other Vernians. He is notified about a coded message, and breaks into a satellite facility to fully receive it. With the help from his stepfather Hank (Dwayne Johnson) he decodes the message leading him to find the map that leads him to Verne's mysterious island. Along with Gabato and Kailani, Sean embarks on a mission to find his grandfather, the legendary Vernian Alexander. But unexpected problems arise as Alexander made a mistake that could change everything. Written by Anonymous User - Earth

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Rated PG for some adventure action, and brief mild language | See all certifications »

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10 February 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Journey to the Mysterious Island  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$79,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,335,363, 12 February 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$103,860,290

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$335,260,290
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Trivia

Sir Michael Caine calls Dwayne Johnson "a singing sasquatch." Johnson played a sasquatch when he hosted Saturday Night Live in 2002. See more »

Goofs

When the gang is riding the giant bees, Sean identifies the birds chasing them as "white-throated needletails," which is a species of swift. On the contrary, the birds featured appear to be white-fronted bee-eaters, which are in no way related to or resembling needletails. See more »

Quotes

Kailani: Hey, I can't believe we actually made it off the island!
Sean: Yeah...
[they look at each other]
Hank: [whispering into Sean's ear] Pop your pecs.
Sean: [turns to face Hank, whispering back angrily] I'm not gonna pop my pecs.
Hank: Now's the perfect time to pop your pecs. She's gonna love it, believe me. You...
Sean: I'm not gonna pop my pecs!
Hank: Do it, do it...
Sean: No, I'm not gonna pop my pecs!
Hank: She would love it, believe me!
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Crazy Credits

There is a brief scene of elephants swimming to the city halfway through the credits right before the cast listing. See more »

Connections

References Gojira (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Three Little Birds
Written by Bob Marley
Performed by Bob Marley & The Wailers
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises and Tuff Gong International
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Mediocre in every sense of the word.
14 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

I was already less than impressed by the trailer, and when I saw the film my suspicions about the stale plot and characters where confirmed in full.

We begin with the routinely angsty teenage boy with the novel hobby, his conventionally careworn mother and his try-hard stepfather who "Just wants to be friends." Along the way we encounter many overused plot points, gags and characters.

There's the eccentric old man with a taste for cheesy catchphrases, the chubby simpleton who's only role is to inject some half rate comedy, the "breathtaking" jungle island full of dangerous beasts and beautiful creatures, and the pretty girl with the very low cut tank top who will at some point be put in mortal peril in order for the afore mentioned angsty teenage boy to prove himself worthy in the art of rescuing the damsel.

The plot was recycled, the acting was OK at best, and the dialogue had me rolling my eyes and sighing several times. The only redeeming factor was the special effects, and even then they were nothing I hadn't seen before.

Quite frankly, The film is, in my opinion, a film for children who don't pay mind to anything but the pretty colours and cool stunts. Nothing more.


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