Journey 2: The Mysterious Island An IMAX 3D Experience Synopsis
Sean Anderson and his new stepfather find an island of secrets, strange life forms and gold.

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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The movie flies by pleasantly, and is then instantly forgettable. Perhaps Jules Verne can explain the science of that.
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Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
The second installment in a likable family franchise, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island makes a nice case to your kids that reading books is...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is transcendently goofy. It isn't a "good" movie in the usual sense (or most senses), but it is jolly and good-natured, and Michael...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's a thoroughly family-friendly film, with a subtle message about the importance of father figures. Don't expect anything resembling...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
If there's a book-loving adventuress or adventurer in your house younger than 10, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island provides a lighthearted...
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This is a family movie, after all -- but you'll have to sit through some abrasively broad, unfunny exchanges to get there. Dialogue, alas,...
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The Hollywood Reporter

As the band of adventurers skips from one supersized Survivor-like challenge to the next, one can't help feeling the creative potential of...
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Wall Street Journal

By John Anderson
The island locale rings with reggae music regardless of its proximity to Jamaica, and any action sequence is rendered in painfully...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Even by the unambitious standards of some children's movies and many movies that star Caine, this one has a difficult time making a case...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
For a time, Journey 2 becomes a lost episode of "Lost," then it becomes "King Kong," minus the ape. Then it becomes a ukulele music video...
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Harmless fun, with good cgi effects

By baryton
This was enjoyable enough. Verne-ians will enjoy it more than most. I think I would have enjoyed it better if I hadn't seen it in 3-D. The effects were a bit annoying....

Journey 2

By importslife
Only if all movies were IMAX 3D. Loved the movie. The only thing it was to short 1 hour 30 mins is not long enough they cut a lot off the finish product....

Bit Disappointing But Worth Every Penny

By johnford1cflrrcom
I would have liked to see a bit more special effects especially the bee scenes were the best part of the movie. Swimming down to the sub a bit unbelieveable but hey its the movies! Overall the...

Journey 2 Awesome Adventure!!

By 1953movies
Fabulous experience in IMAX as always. I thought the special effects were amazing with many "ooh" and "aah" moments and jump in your seat moments too. Giant lizards sure have come a long way from...

Great visual effects

By CarharttFitch
went to the 12:01a show on Friday morning - only 2 people in the theater - visual effects were good - sure wish they come out with room vibrations a key points soon - make the IMAX/3D experience like...

Journey 2 the Mysterious Island

By wdb44
Great fantasy film for kids and adults. The 3D technology is the best we've seen yet. The special effects are excellent - I want one of those big bees! This is the kind of film that 3D-IMAX is...

Visually entertaining

By Volvolady
A real get-away-adventure for the whole family. If you enjoyed Jurassic Park & Avatar, you will enjoy this "feel good" adventure with the hilarious "The Rock" Johnson....

I like fantasy action films, but you won't find much fantasy here, and the action bogs down in the script

By wildthings
Good action fantasy creates new worlds that, when we enter into them, have their own compelling logic, within which the action unfolds and the characters evolve. Presumably that's because good action...


By Pgonz000
the movie was good, the whole story very interesting. 3D affects great. i do get the feeling there will be a part 3.. never saw part 1, but its a two thumbs up movie....

Good job on the 3D

By ibkliewer
I saw this on IMAX 3D and they did a great job! I still love the first one more, but this one was definitely entertaining. It was entertaining enough to keep my three young nieces and nephew still...

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Rated PG | For Some Adventure Action and Brief Mild Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 8+ Adventure sequel is clunky but has positive role models.
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