‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’ Trailer

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The 2008 (loose) adaptation of Journey to the Center of the Earth was one of the first major forays into modern 3D films. Thanks to pretty good box office returns and DVD sales, we’re now getting a sequel.

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Josh Hutcherson, Vanessa Hudgens, and Michael Caine – is based, to some degree, on Jules Vern’s The Mysterious Island, Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, and Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels. Today, we’ve got the trailer.

It’s a shame that Dwayne Johnson slums in these sorts of films from time to time. No one ever expected him to be the next Marlon Brando, but he has presence to spare and has proven his ability to entertain time and again (The Rundown, Fast Five). Here, he’s relegated to bouncing cherries off his pectorals and at the audience, 3D-style.

Check out the Journey 2: The Mysterious Island trailer below, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies:

Journey 2 was directed by Brad Peyton of Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore fame – hence the reason it looks below grade in almost ever conceivable way. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with films that are basically fluffy family fare, as long as they’re good fluffy family fare. This thing looks like it was filmed for television, the above-par CGI notwithstanding.

Check out the official summary below:

Young adventurer Sean receives a coded distress signal from a mysterious island where no island should exist–a place of strange life forms, mountains of gold, deadly volcanoes, and more than one astonishing secret. Unable to stop him from going, Sean’s new stepfather joins the quest. Together with a helicopter pilot and his beautiful, strong-willed daughter, they set out to find the island, rescue its lone inhabitant and escape before seismic shock waves force the island under the sea and bury its treasures forever.

For those wondering why Dwayne Johnson has taken over the role of Josh Hutcherson’s guardian in the film from Brendan Frasier, Frasier played Hutcherson’s uncle in the first film. Here, Johnson plays his new step-father.

How does Journey 2 look to you guys, Screen Ranters? Funny? Stupid? Cheap? Drop us a line in the comments.

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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island hits theaters February 10th, 2012.

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  1. “It’s a shame that Dwayne Johnson slums in these sorts of films from time to time.”

    Really? Why is it a shame? Is it a shame he is working and gets paid? Is it a shame he is doing a movie that his daughter can watch along with other kids?

    I don’t understand this and it comes up each time Johnson does a film that does not fit the mold of big he-man action star. It doesn’t bother him apparently so it shouldn’t bother you.

    I don’t believe this has an effect on GI Joe or any other action role he may take in the future so again why should it be a shame?

    • I believe Ben is really referring to the low grade movies, not just family friendly. But I see you’re point. Johnson wants to make some movies where his kids are able to see him act, while also making the movies adults would like to see (The Rundown, Fast Five, Faster, etc….), but I would like to see him make more quality family films instead of the kind he is doing here.

      • Well every movie is not going to be a blockbuster. Some movies are even so bad they are good.

        To suggest he ‘slums’ in these sorts of movies speaks to him and the movie.

        It is not like he is not doing action adventure. I mean as long as he is laying the smack down in other movies what does it matter if he does ‘this sort of movie’ on occasion.

        I dont watch (and I did as my son was young) Tooth Fairy and think oh god I can never watch him beat the snot of someone again. No I laugh and chuckle at him (as Im sure he does also) knowing I would never tell him to his face how goofy he looks… ;)

        I mean for that why not mention Michael Caine in a movie like this as he is certainly a well known and respected thespian then Johnson is?

        • Michael Caine makes a terrible movie here and there, yes, but the man has already established himself as one of the best actors of all time — time and again (plus, his fantastic films far outweigh his terrible films). Johnson, in my opinion, has yet to become the action star he legitimately could be (and his terrible films far outweigh his good ones).

    • Aknot…

      For once I agree with you friend. :) I think it’s great that he … um … continues to study his craft, which the last time I checked was ACTING. It’s performing multiple roles the definition of the job???

      Anyways, good for him.

      He’s obviously worked his ass off.

    • Because he’s wasting his time and talent, that’s why it’s a shame. For every Rundown, there’s like four-hundred of these terrible “family” films. The guy could be a genuine star if he wanted to, but he seems to like paychecks more. Also, I wouldn’t include GI Joe on my list of awesome action movies he’s doing, but that’s just me. It’s totally possible that movie could prove me wrong.

      • What he only has so much talent he can use then its all gone? I have a job. I work and so does Mr. Johnson.

        What would you have had Mr. Johnson do instead of doing this movie? Or would you rather him sit on his butt and not work? I like paychecks too and in order to get those paychecks you have to work.

        He IS a genuine star. Albeit an action star but a star none the less. Movies like this do not make one bit of difference.

  2. Well, I think Dwayne looks ridiculous in this film.

  3. Haha. Oh my goodness. That trailer made me laugh real hard. I don’t know if I’ll see it, but if someone would ask me to go with them I probably won’t say no.

  4. Looks worse than the first one, and that one was barely tolerable.

  5. Wow. I think the big question is why is Michael Caine in this film?

  6. I was presently surprised by the 1st film despite my HATE of Brendan Frasier. My kids really enjoyed it too.
    My question is, will Josh ever age?!?

  7. Looks alright to me :)

  8. The trailer is awful, the movie looks bad.

    The first movie wasn’t that great but still good.

    This one looks worset than that movie and the ending of the trailer about the starwberry and The Rock is so G** and a bit funny.

    This might be a flop.

    I think The Rock should stop making kids films, I mean he was great in Fast Five and it was a good comeback in action gerne.

    Hopefully The Rock does more action movies, maybe The Expendables 3, no knows.

  9. I enjoyed the Rundown quite a bit. I think Dwayne Johnson is a genuinely good actor, and I agree with Ben that it’s a bit disappointing that his good movies are so rare.

  10. Well I think they ruined the dynamic of this movie when Brendan Fraser dropped out but that’s just my opinion.

    As for Dwayne Johnson film career he’s really only done three that I can think of that don’t involve comedy on his part and that’s Faster, Fast Five, and Walking Tall. And I’m not quite sure that he didn’t have some funny scenes in Walking Tall. All in all more of his films have him being funny rather than serious, so maybe we should be surprised when he does more serious roles and less surprised when he does comedic roles. But again that’s just my opinion.

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