I love films of absolutely any kind when I get chance to watch them that is, so when a box from Warner Home Video arrived on my doorstep I was very happy. When I opened it to find a collection of bugs and spiders I nearly had heart failure but it only took me about 5 seconds to realise they were plastic Inside the box was a copy of their new release Journey 2 The Mysterious Island, so in order to give you a review, I sat myself down with a G&T, a box of chocolates and put my feet up to watch it last night
“Who’s up for an adventure? Believe everything you read as the action-packed 3D adventure follow-up to Journey to the Centre of the Earth goes to the deadliest and deepest part of the ocean as the box office smash hit JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND comes to Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download on 28 May 2012, from Warner Home Video.”
Directed by Brad Peyton, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island is loosely based on the Jules Verne’s novel The Mysterious Island and stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Michael Caine (I love Michael Cain), Josh Hutcherson, Vanessa Hudgens, Luiz Guzman and Kristin Davis. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island follows the adventures of Sean Anderson, (reprising his role from 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. Unable to stop him from going, Sean’s new stepfather, Hank, 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 shockwaves force the island under the sea and bury its treasures forever.
Experience the breathtaking beauty of the island and jump into the action to escape a giant eel and soar through the air on giant bees with the stunning high definition Blu-ray 3D release, which puts you at the heart of the thrilling adventure. You’ll believe the impossible and discover the incredible with this exploration of a life-time as the must have family movie JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND comes to Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download on 28 May 2012.
So what did I think of the film? Well I admit I’ve not watched the first film Journey to the Center of The Earth but it didn’t affect my viewing of this film. The scenery is stunning (I so wish I had a 3D TV to watch it on so I could have watched it in 3D – I bet it looks stunning!). I always loved books like Treasure Island and hearing stories of Atlantis when I was a child so this film was right up my street. Michael Cain was as funny as ever in his role as the Grandad (have I mentioned how much I love Michael Cain?) and he had me chuckling all the way through.
The film is rated PG which is fair enough, there is nothing overly scary in it except for the odd giant lizard or spider. The mini elephants were definitely my favourite though, if MissB saw those she would be wanting one as a pet I think this would make great family viewing (although my two are a little young for it yet).
You can buy Journey 2: The Mysterious Island in all the usual places, including Amazon of course. I’ve put links to it below