This article was first published on The Vegetarian Experience on 8th June 2012
As this week has been a complete wash-out in terms of the weather, we have had to re-plan a lot of our activities and stay indoors rather than going outside. That's why we were really happy when we were sent Journey 2: The Mysterious Island - a new film from Warner Brothers to review as it proved the perfect film to keep the kids entertained on a wet and windy day.
Starring Josh Hutcherson, Dwayne Johnson, Vanessa Hudgens, Michael Caine, Luiz Guzman & Kristin Davis, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island is the follow up to Journey to the Centre of the Earth and is loosely based on the Jules Verne novel "The Mysterious Island". An action-packed 3D adventure, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island follows the adventures of Sean Anderson (who appeared in the first film) after he receives a coded distress signal from a mysterious location where no island should exist. It’s a place of giant creatures, mountains of gold, deadly volcanoes and more than one astonishing secret.
Sean (Hutcherson) is adamant he wants to go and so unable to stop him, Sean’s new stepfather Hank (Johnson) joins the quest as does a helicopter pilot (Guzman) and his beautiful, strong-willed daughter (played by Hudgens). The four set out to find the island, rescue its lone inhabitant and escape before seismic shockwaves force the island under the sea and bury its treasures forever. A 3D, high definition release, viewers are put at the heart of this thrilling adventure. Viewers can experience the breathtaking beauty of the island and jump into the action to escape a giant eel underwater, and soar through the air on giant bees. This film is a fantastic must have family movie. I would definitely recommend this film for the whole family, although the film is rated PG as smaller children may find some scenes a little scary. However, Eldest really enjoyed watching the film and got really into the story. She absolutely loved the scenery - both on land and in the water. The 3D really did make it seem as if you were there as you could almost reach out and touch the flowers and the bees!
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island is now out on 3D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray Triple Play, DVD and Digital Download. The film is rated PG and the running time is 94 minutes.
Disclaimer: DVD sent in consideration of review. All opinions are my own.