Walker’s Review on Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

The film Journey 2: The Mysterious Island is a new 2012 film starring Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Josh Hutcherson, Vanessa Hudgens and Luis Guzman. It is rated PG and runs for 94 minutes.

This film is about a boy (Hutcherson) who convinces his mom and step-dad (Johnson) to let him go look for his grandpa (Caine) on the Mysterious Island.

They find two locals (Hudgens and Guzman) to take them to the island. They end up on the island and find adventure and the grandpa. They soon realize they have about three days to get off the island before it sinks back into the ocean for another 70 years.

By the previews, I thought it was more for a younger audience, and that it would not be for me. To my surprise, though, I really enjoyed it. It was very interesting and I found it to be funny and even hilarious at some points. I thought that Johnson and Guzman worked well together and played off each other well.

The only thing that I disliked about the film was when they were looking for a way off the island, a section of that was shortened into a type of montage. I thought that if they showed more of that, it would have been a better film.

Overall, it was a really good film. It was worth the hour and a half that it lasts, and the money. I recommend going to see this film. Everyone, friends or family, will have a good time.

 Review by Emma Walker