Journey 2 The Mysterious Island - Josh Hutcherson and Dwayne Johnson
Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson) and his new stepfather, Hank (Dwayne Johnson) © 2012 Warner Bros

I was pleasantly surprised by the first film, Journey to the Center of the Earth. Obviously a family film but it had enough to interest and amused me. It was fun. So, judging from the first trailer of the new film that has just been released, how is the sequel?

The ‘kid’, Josh Hutcherson, is the only one that was in the first film. Brendan Fraser is replaced with Dwayne Johnson, who obviously, thinks he has pecs appeal. The flavour seems to remain the same so looks liked we can have some more harmless fun, with small elephants and big Bees, come February 10, 2012 when it is released.


In this follow-up to the 2008 worldwide hit “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” the new 3D family adventure “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” begins when 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 Guzmán) 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.

“Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” is directed by Brad Peyton (“Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore”). It also stars Michael Caine as Sean’s grandfather, Alexander Anderson, and Kristin Davis as Sean’s mom, Liz Anderson.

The film is produced by Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson, and Charlotte Huggins, from a screenplay by Brian Gunn & Mark Gunn, story by Richard Outten and Brian Gunn & Mark Gunn. Serving as executive producers are Richard Brener, Michael Disco, Samuel J Brown, Marcus Viscidi, Michael Bostick and Evan Turner. David Tattersall (“Gulliver’s Travels”) is the director of photography; Bill Boes (“Fantastic Four”), the production designer; David Rennie (“National Treasure: Book of Secrets”), the editor; Denise Wingate (“Wedding Crashers”), the costume designer; and Academy Award© nominee Boyd Shermis (“Poseidon”), the visual effects supervisor. Music will be composed by Andrew Lockington.

Updated January 1, 2012 with revised dates
USA and Canada release February 10, 2011
UK release February 3, 2011
Australia release January 19, 2011

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