Box art for Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

action & adventure, children & family


Seventeen-year-old Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson) and his new stepfather, Hank (Dwayne Johnson) set off on an adventure to find a mysterious island where no island should exist.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    42%
  • Audience Score
    59%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: The equivalent of those pre-made sandwiches you buy at Starbucks -- not bad for you, and not entirely lacking in flavor, but nothing particularly memorable, either.

- Alonso Duralde, TheWrap, Friday, February 10, 2012

Rotten: A brainless 3-D sequel to 2008's brainless 3-D "Journey to the Center of the Earth."

- Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle, Thursday, February 9, 2012

Rotten: A wretched shipwreck of a film that will appeal only to young minds of the most limited discernment and imagination.

- Bruce Demara, Toronto Star, Friday, February 10, 2012

Audience Reviews

3 stars

"I watched this movie some time ago but forgot to write my thoughts about it down. So I thought I would do so before I forget again. I guess me forgetting isn't really a good sign for the movie. As I remember it was a little funny and entertaining enough. I liked some of the actor's so that helped. I think it was a bit on the cheesy side. But still tolerable. This is good for the kids. They enjoyed it much more than I did which is understandable since it speaks their language of cheese. Something I wouldn't watch again but probably will. It's what happens when you have a child. Not always a blessing is it, when you have to sit through horrid films numerous times. LOL Of course I'm kidding... their all blessings.... lol

- LWOODS04, Sunday, November 18, 2012

3 stars

"I watched this movie some time ago but forgot to write my thoughts about it down. So I thought I would do so before I forget again. I guess me forgetting isn't really a good sign for the movie. As I remember it was a little funny and entertaining enough. I liked some of the actor's so that helped. I think it was a bit on the cheesy side. But still tolerable. This is good for the kids. They enjoyed it much more than I did which is understandable since it speaks their language of cheese. Something I wouldn't watch again but probably will. It's what happens when you have a child. Not always a blessing is it, when you have to sit through horrid films numerous times. LOL Of course I'm kidding... their all blessings.... lol

- LWOODS04, Sunday, November 18, 2012

2 stars

A sequel to "Journey to the Center of the Earth", this time is an adventure to the mysterious island. Josh Hutcherson is back as Sean and this time The Rock stars as his step father Hank. Hank wants desperately to form a bond with Sean, and teach him responsibility When Sean receives a distress signal from his grandfather(Michael Caine) he and Hank set off on a Journey to find the mysterious island in the pacific ocean. Great special effects(didn't watch in 3D like the movie is intended to be seen, but it still works fine in 2D) and a decent story. The performances are good, and honestly, you don't miss Brendan Fraser at all(he starred in the first movie). The Rock has been saving franchises as of late("G.I. Joe" and "Fast Five"), and here he has done the same thing. They have an ending open for another one, I would definitely check it out. Kids will love the flying bees and giant lizards, and the parents will love the humor(peck pop of love, anyone?") and good step-father/step-son storyline. Good, solid family adventure movie.

- fb100000145236770, Friday, July 6, 2012