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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
Sound & Vision Magazine
4 September 2012
Excerpt: They do indeed find the puzzling land mass Jules Verne wrote of, which might be the same locale as Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island or Jonathan Swift’s Lilliput from Gulliver’s Travels. There they encounter spectacles beyond belief, both natural and manmade, but an impending cataclysm forces the group to face impossible dangers in its quest to find a way home, double-quick.
Conclusion: Like its predecessor, Journey 2 is no transcendent art or definitive Jules Verne adaptation. It's just a fun and exciting family-friendly movie, something there isn't a lot of these days. I was pleasantly surprised to find that, in spite of the widespread personnel changes, this is the rare sequel to reach the same heights of its forebear (it helps that those heights aren't the loftiest).
Excerpt: Evidently there was a movie in 2008 called Journey to the Center of the Earth , based on the novel by Jules Verne. And as I found out last week, there was a sequel to this movie called Journey 2: The Mysterious Island . Being a fan of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, I decided I’d give it a try.
Conclusion: While the 3D edition has the slight edge, Journey 2 still offers a fantastical adventure children will adore, a high-quality AVC-encoded video presentation, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track, and a small smattering of supplements your offspring will gobble right up. More extras would have been welcome -- a fuller and more robust Explore the Island feature perhaps -- but parents really can't go wrong with this one.
Conclusion: There aren't many 3D releases that outwit, outlast and outplay their 2D counterparts, but Journey 2 3D nudges past its 2D cousin with an engrossing 3D experience that actually makes for a slightly better movie. Regardless of which version you choose, though, you can count on a high-quality video presentation, a fantastic DTS-HD Master Audio track, and a small smattering of supplements kids will gobble up.
Summary: Sean reisde enkele jaren geleden al naar het midden van de aarde en staat nu op het punt aan een nieuw avontuur te beginnen. Zijn grootvader stuurt een signaal vanaf een mysterieus eiland. Al snel blijkt dit paradijsje gevaarlijke kanten te kennen en begint het avontuur pas echt. Journey 2 gaat verder waar het vorige deel ophield en biedt non-stop avontuur, fantasie en actie voor jong en oud.