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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG)

Action, Adventure, Family

Sean Anderson partners with his mom's boyfriend on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.

The critical consensus

The fun remains marooned.

**(*)(*)(*)Siobhan Synnot, The Scotsman, 29/01/2012

Massively throwaway, but funnier and more likable than the first entry. Mainly that’s due to an A-list pairing that’s as inspired as it is demented.

***(*)(*)Nick de Semlyen, Empire Online, 31/01/2012

What follows is an exuberant race-against-time adventure in an exotic world of outsize bugs and reptiles, gamely performed by a likable cast, especially Johnson and Caine who spar amusingly.

****(*)Henry Fitzherbert, Daily Express, 01/02/2012

The film really jumps the shark.

*(*)(*)(*)(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 02/02/2012

Thoroughly daft and entertaining.

***(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 02/02/2012

The Rock wobbles his pecs, sings, even projects a modicum of charm – but it's still a hard place to be.

**(*)(*)(*)Anthony Quinn, The Independent, 03/02/2012

For a film that admires Verne's enduring literary prowess and imagination so much, this feels particularly hard to forgive.

**(*)(*)(*)Rob Carnevale, The Herald, 02/02/2012

Mechanical family film.

***(*)(*)Chris Tookey, Daily Mail, 03/02/2012

The tiny elephants are delightful, unlike the dreary plot; it’s probably best recommended to those who need to see Michael Caine mounting a giant bee.

Tim Robey, The Telegraph, 03/02/2012

The 3D CG creepy crawlies are positively Brandoesque next to the cardboard human characters.

Sherwyn Spencer, Little White Lies, 03/02/2012

The adults – Caine, Johnson, Luis Guzmán – laugh and smile inanely; Hutcherson and Vanessa Hudgens (as a teenage Polynesian beauty) scowl.

Philip French, The Observer, 05/02/2012

Enjoyable enough as eye-poking spectacle.

***(*)(*)Neil Smith, Total Film, 03/02/2012

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG)

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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