Sunday, 27 May 2012

Journey 2 The Mysterious Island Film Review

Warner Bros are inviting us to 'believe the impossible and discover the incredible' with the release of Journey 2 The Mysterious Island.

To celebrate, we were sent this incredible bundle of film merchandise all contained in a giant leaf!  How totally cool is that?!

The Rock, DVD, The Mysterious Island

As a huge fan of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson (I had the hugest crush on him in his World Wrestling Federation days) I was really excited about watching this movie.  We received the Triple Play pack to review which includes the Blu-ray, DVD and Ultraviolet Digital copy.  (A 3D version is also available.)

The Rock, Journey 2 the Mysterious Island, blu-ray

The story follows angsty teen Sean Anderson (played by Josh Hutcherson from the first movie) who receives a coded message from a mysterious location where no island should exist in the Pacific Ocean. Convinced that this message is from his grandfather on the Mysterious Island, as written about by Jules Verne, Sean is determined to investigate. He is eventually joined by his step-dad Hank (The Rock!!), a hilarious helicopter pilot Gabby and his daughter (played by High School the Musical's Vanessa Hudgens!)

After a perilous helicopter flight they discover the beautiful island and set out to find the sole inhabitant who sent the distress signal before earthquakes threaten to swallow up the island into the sea.  It is an action packed adventure involving giant animals, volcanoes made of gold and a lost city.  Flying on giant bumble bees, battling a giant electric eel and coming face to face with a rampaging mama lizard provide some edge of seat entertainment!

Along the way bonds are formed, relationships are tested and lessons are learned as the group pull together to save themselves from the sinking island.  There are a lot of funny moments many of which emanate from the strained relationship between Sean's grandfather (brilliantly portrayed by Michael Caine) and Hank.  As the story progresses, the tensions diminish and are replaced by family feel-good moments.  Hank's ukele playing and the pec popping scenes were personal favourites.

Journey 2 The Mysterious Island is definitely an extremely enjoyable family movie. Both parents and kids will love this fast paced, funny and action packed adventure!


RELEASE DATE: 28 May 2012
GENRE: Action Adventure
DVD /BLU-RAY PRICE: Blu-ray 3D £29.99
Blu-ray Triple Play £24.99
DVD (single disc): £19.99


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