Saturday, January 21, 2012

Review Of : Journey 2 : The Mysterious Island in IMAX 3D!

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Watched the Premiere Screening of 

Directed by Brad Peyton

Starring Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Josh Hutcherson, Luis Guzman, Vanessa Hudgens, Kristin Davis

Storyline :

Young Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson, reprising his role from the first film) receives a coded distress signal from a mysterious island where no island should exist. It's a place of strange life forms, mountains of gold, deadly volcanoes, and more than one astonishing secret. Unable to stop him from going, Sean's new stepfather, Hank (Dwayne Johnson), joins the quest. Together with a helicopter pilot (Luis Guzman) and his beautiful, strong-willed daughter (Vanessa Hudgens), 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. 


The 3D effects, & VFX are epic. Poor storyline though. 

Plot & Storyline was poor. If you've watched Journey to the Center of the Earth (aka Journey 1) starring Brendan Fraser, well, Journey 2 is sort of like that. It's like they remade the film.
Acting was okay. 
Visual & 3D Effects. Ah, yes. Because of their stunningly good 3D fx, the poor storyline can be excused. (: There's a number of scenes in the movie which put the audience in the movie. I'm saying this movie should be made into those theme park attraction than a movie in the cinema. 

I could actually state a few scenes where the 3D effects are really showing of, but that would be a spoiler right? ;) 

SO, If you are thinking of watching this movie, I highly recommend it in 3D! (preferably in IMAX 3D!, you won't  regret it , although, its a little pricey. :P 

*You can watch this movie in IMAX 3D @ TGV Sunway Pyramid. 

My Rating?

Plot : 2.75/5
Storyline : 3/5
Effects** : 5/5
OVERALL : 7/10.

Trailer : 


Small Kucing said...

i saw the trailer and like it . Hope it is good

JΞMS£Ɲ said...

Yeah, it's quote good. Love the 3D fx. :)

Iriene said...

Really good show for young and adults alike. Lightly plot but fabulous 3D effects...just love every bit of it!

Jayy... said...

journey to the center of the earth was good. 3D effects quite good? Hm. :)

JΞMS£Ɲ said...

@Iriene, yeah, light plot but great 3D effects! ;D Agreed.

@Jayy.., Yeap. journey 1's plot was better. but should watch for graphics & 3D fx. :)

Diana Diane Teo said...

Most of my friend said this movie is a nice movie and worth to watch. I had watched almost all the movie in cinema except for this. Hehehe..

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JamesKYTan said...

Yes I have seen Journey 1.It is good.
I have also Journey 2 in 3D IMAX. It is fantastic! A word of advice, if you want to watch Journey 2 then watch it in 3D IMAX. Otherwise you will be wasting you money.

Movie Rating Guide. :)

Lately, I've changed my movie ratings a little. (:

Plot :

is the flow & structural plot of the movie itself.

Storyline :

the overall idea & the concept of the movie.


The character's overall acting & character built-up in the movie. Or for animation, the voices & character built-up too.

Effects* :

The visual effects, 3D effects, movie scores/music, graphics, animation of a movie respective to it's genre.

SO, there it is. Thanks! :)