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Running Time:
1 hour, 34 minutes

Rating: PG Parental Guidance Suggested.

Rating Explanation:
for some adventure action, and brief mild language

Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review:
It may be too intense for younger audiences and too cartoonishly dull and clumsy for adults.

Additional Info:
Dwayne Johnson ... Hank
Michael Caine ... Alexander
Josh Hutcherson ... Sean
Luis Guzmán ... Gabato
Vanessa Hudgens ... Kailani
Kristin Davis ... Liz
Anna Colwell ... Jessica

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Young, troubled Sean (Josh Hutcherson) is accompanied  by his stepdad Hank (Dwayne Johnson) on a search for the mysterious island, where he believes he will locate his grandfather Alexander (Michael Caine). Receiving an okay from Sean’s oddly permissive mother (Kristin Davis), who hopes the adventure will help them bond, Sean and Hank go off to the South Pacific to find the place, hiring a goofy helicopter pilot named Gabato (Luis Guzman) to transport them. Gabato’s pretty daughter Kaliani (Vanessa Hudgens) accompanies them, which allows a puppy-love subplot to emerge.

What follows is entirely predictable. After surviving a terrible electrical storm the group finds the island - Atlantis, as it turns out, where giant beasties have survived from prehistoric times, as well as the crusty but genial Alexander. They’re pursued by a variety of humungous critters, with the chases punctuated by periodic bouts of lame dialogue and particularly deadening bits of comic business from their pilot, while a volcano belching in the distance threatens to engulf them in lava. It’s all a race to find the Nautilus, the late Captain Nemo’s old submarine and their only hope of escape, with the ending never in doubt.

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island directed by Brad Peyton ("Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore") is mildly diverting, more than mysterious, but, it's loaded with less than thrilling computer-generated effects, such as tiny elephants, giant bees and sprawling landscapes. This may also be the only movie in which you'll see former wrestler Dwayne Johnson playing a ukulele and singing "What a Wonderful World." After that, who could ask for anything more?

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