BELIEVE THE IMPOSSIBLE. DISCOVER THE INCREDIBLE.
In an attempt to bond with his stepson (Josh Hutcherson), Hank Parsons (Dwayne Johnson) joins him in the search for a mysterious island where the boy’s grandfather (Michael Caine) may be. This Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) sequel has one returning character, Sean, and just as much love for the old Jules Verne books. Very family-friendly, with lots of chances to put nifty 3D effects on display. Entertaining, with an engaging cast, especially Johnson who’s likable as the stepdad. However, much of the story is far too lazily written.
2012-U.S. 94 min. Color. Directed by Brad Peyton. Novel: Jules Verne (“The Mysterious Island”). Cast: Dwayne Johnson (Hank Parsons), Michael Caine (Alexander Anderson), Josh Hutcherson (Sean Anderson), Luis Guzmán, Vanessa Hudgens, Kristin Davis.