June 14, 2012

GMC Day 14: Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)

The Rock, Michael Caine

Yes, I still referred to [Dwayne Johnson] as The Rock. Why? Because that's his name! To me, anyway.  Why you would ever revert back to the name Dwayne over something as awesome as "The Rock" is beyond me. But that's neither here nor there.

This movie sucks. It's short, it's to the point. It really does. I actually enjoyed the first Journey movie, once I accepted the fact that I wouldn't be able to punch the whiny little kid in the face no matter how much I wanted to. But this sequel (and I just knew it too - why did they have to go and create a sequel??) falls short on believable (if you can even say that about a fantasy-type movie) action and again, chemistry between actors. Poor little Vanessa Hudgens looks so far away from her Gabrielle Solis days in High School Musical (yes, my second reference to this movie in the blog thus far) and made me uncomfortable with her teensy tiny wardrobe. (I also realize how ridiculous this sounds, considering her not one, but two sets of leaked naked photos).

The only advantage this movie has over the first one is the fact that it doesn't star Brendan Fraser. But even that is little consolation, as The Rock in this movie is less like the badass in The Scorpion King and more like the waaaaay too family friendly Tooth Fairy of late. And Michael Caine? After doing Batman? Shame on you. Shame on all of you.

Final word: If you have a child under the age of 10, I'm sorry. You'll probably have to watch this for them.

The Great Movie Challenge - read it from the beginning here.

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