Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, a 2012 3D action film, follows the happenings of Sean Anderson, the famous boy who traveled to the center of the earth in the 2008 film Journey to the Center of the Earth. Originally crafted after the 19th century classic novel by the same name by historic author Jules Verne, this year’s sequels sets them on another fantastical adventure.
Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson) has an affinity with secret codes and faraway fantasy lands. This is precisely what lead him to his journey to the center of the earth and what motivated him to steal information from a satellite research center. After successfully stealing the code from the facility, he and his stepfather, Hank Parsons (Dwayne Johnson), strive to decode the mystery.
Parsons, only attempting to humor his stepson in an effort to bond, ends up discovering more than he first imagined he would. Before he knows it, he’s out at sea looking for the lost city of Atlantis in a rickety old helicopter. When a freak storm hits, the entire crew wind up stranded on an island where big animals are small, and small animals are big. His grandfather, who believed in the islands existence for years, proceeds to take them on the ride of their lives.
Directed by Brad Peyton, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island makes direct references to Treasure Island in the hit novel Gulliver’s Travels among others. With a whopping budget of $50 million, this film has made great strides to ensure the 3D is adequate to meet the movies needs. Whether you’re wanting a great 3D movie or need to get the kids out of the house this weekend, revisiting this modern-day classic will do everyone in the family some good.