Blu-ray Review: Dwayne Johnson In JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND - Movies In Focus
Right, I can’t be too critical of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, it’s not aimed at people like me. It’s aimed at children and families, and for that reason I have to give it a pass. Journey 2 begins with a gratuitous and totally unnecessary motorbike chase, which sets the plot in motion for Josh Hutcherson’s Sean and his stepfather Hank (Dwayne Johnson) to go in search of the Missing Island and his Mysterious Grandfather (Michael Caine). Or is it the Mysterious Island and his missing Grandfather? Who knows, but either way they’re soon jet-setting across the world where they meet Luis Guzmán’s Gabato and his daughter Kailani (Vanessa Hudgens), who Hutcherson promptly falls in love with. After a disastrous helicopter ride they arrive on the Mysterious Island, where they meet Michael Caine and all sorts of weird and wonderful creatures. However, they can’t enjoy their stay because they discover that they only have a matter of days before the island sinks; cue the usual ticking clock adventure stuff. It happens at a whirlwind pace, and it wouldn’t make any sense if you stopped and thought about it, even if just for a second. Journey 2 works because of Dwayne [...]