This time without Brendan Fraser, it sees Josh Hutcherson reprising his role from the first film as Sean Anderson, struggling with home life under the guidance of his mum and stepfather Hank (Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock).
After receiving an encrypted coded distress signal he discovers his grandfather (Michael Caine) is on a mysterious island, an island that has only been written about in novels with its strange creatures, mountains of gold, deadly volcanoes, and hidden secrets.
Desperate to bond with his stepson, Hank joins Sean’s quest for this island and his grandfather, and along with a helicopter pilot (Luis Guzman) and his daughter (Vanessa Hudgens), they begin their search for the mysterious island unknown to them the dangers that lie ahead.
‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’ comes in at the same level as the first film in which it’s very light in it’s entertainment and one the family should enjoy in 3D.
The adage of The Rock is somewhat more appealing but overall the film comes across as cheesy and lacking of any substance both comedic and story.
The storyline is generally predictable with the only real twist and surprise being that they actually made a sequel.