Friday, September 6, 2013

PCP on DVD - Journey 2 the Mysterious Island

I don't remember where I saw it online, but somewhere I saw Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson referred to as "franchise viagra" due to him being added to franchise films and them enjoying more success than the original film. He's been added to the GI Joe, Fast & Furious, and the Journey franchises just within the past couple of years. As a former pro wrestling fan, I'll pretty much watch anything that he shows up in. Unfortunately, sometimes that winds up being a waste of my time.

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island - 2012, rated PG. My rating: 5.5 out of 10

Journey 2 picks up after the previous film in the series, Journey to the Center of the Earth, starring Brendan Fraser. This time Fraser is nowhere to be found, & The Rock has replaced him as the action hero father figure at the center of the movie, taking care of Josh Hutcherson as his new stepdad. They have to go and try and find Josh's grandfather, Michael Caine, who has stranded himself on a lost island.

The film is definitely a family film, with its low stakes plot and action-packed sequences that were designed to be viewed in 3D, but without any overt violence or gore. My son is a bit too young for it now, but I'm sure he'd enjoy this when he gets older. For me though, it was just too predictable and boring to be a winner, but it wasn't absolutely horrible either. It was just mundane. I wouldn't watch it again, unless it were with my son when he is old enough. You could probably miss this yourself and you wouldn't miss much.


  1. very much disliked this movie even tho i love the rock

    1. yeah the movie isn't really for anyone over the age of 12