Surely the silliest outing for Caine since he swatted rampaging killer bees in the 1978 disaster flick "The Swarm."
-Colin CovertFull Review
Offers giant rocks clearly made of Styrofoam and Dwayne Johnson, who fits the same description.
-Rafer GuzmanFull Review
I swear some of the giant, Day-Glo vegetation had "Property of 'Lost in Space'" stamped on it.
-Stephen WhittyFull Review
The equivalent of throwing "Jurassic Park," "Avatar" and the absolute worst episode ever of "Land of the Lost" in a blender and pushing "garble."
-Tom LongFull Review
The Mysterious Island is everything a 12-year-old boy could want - endless adventure involving a reckless adolescent hero, with a pretty girl in a clinging T-shirt around to watch him struggle.
-Stephen ColeFull Review
You know we're in serious trouble when even old pros such as Michael Caine and Luis Guzman can't do anything with the uninspired and unfunny script.
-Lou LumenickFull Review
Sincerely tries to pay homage to the likes of Jules Verne and Robert Louis Stevenson but is too contaminated by today's tame sensibilities to make it fly.
-John DeForeFull Review
A wretched shipwreck of a film that will appeal only to young minds of the most limited discernment and imagination.
-Bruce DemaraFull Review
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island makes a nice case to your kids that reading books is a good idea.
-Connie OgleFull Review
Don't expect anything resembling believability, but enjoy the blend of strikingly colorful visuals and banter between odd couple Johnson and Caine, which combine for a mild escapist treat.
-Claudia PuigFull Review
A brainless 3-D sequel to 2008's brainless 3-D "Journey to the Center of the Earth."
-Amy BiancolliFull Review
The usual escape-before-the-big-blast stuff ensues, augmented by some fairly tedious family dynamics.
-Neil GenzlingerFull Review
The island locale rings with reggae music regardless of its proximity to Jamaica, and any action sequence is rendered in painfully deliberate slo-mo.
-John AndersonFull Review
-Mary F. PolsFull Review
Even by the unambitious standards of some children's movies and many movies that star Caine, this one has a difficult time making a case for itself as anything other than an adventure in baby-sitting.
-Wesley MorrisFull Review
Harkens back to so-bad-they're-fun '70s children's epics like "At the Earth's Core" and "The Land That Time Forgot."
-Joe NeumaierFull Review
...the best that moviegoers who don't much enjoy genial sci-fi/fantasy silliness can expect is a relatively inoffensive time...
-Glenn KennyFull Review
It's only disguised as fun.
-Michael PhillipsFull Review
It isn't a "good" movie in the usual sense (or most senses), but it is jolly and good-natured, and Michael Caine and Dwayne Johnson are among the most likable of actors.
-Roger EbertFull Review
Please tell me I didn't really see what I think I just saw: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson sitting on a log, playing ukulele and singing "What a Wonderful World" to Michael Caine.
-Tom KeoghFull Review
The movie flies by pleasantly, and is then instantly forgettable. Perhaps Jules Verne can explain the science of that.
-Lisa SchwarzbaumFull Review
Johnson can't save the movie, directed by Brad Peyton, from being a sloppy skip from one seemingly unrelated idea to the next.
-Randy CordovaFull Review
The presence of actors as good as Caine and Guzman only highlights how dreadful and dumb the banter is.
-David GermainFull Review
Screenwriters Brian and Mark Gunn still have trouble scripting action sequences or dialogue that rises above "Let's do this" level.
-Melissa AndersonFull Review
A fun though rarely funny family adventure whose lively special effects compensate somewhat for actors who largely sleepwalk through their roles.
-Russell EdwardsFull Review
As the band of adventurers skips from one supersized Survivor-like challenge to the next, one can't help feeling the creative potential of Verne's vision is wasted.
-Megan LehmannFull Review
As silly and childish as you might expect, but Johnson ensures that it's watchable through presence and charm alone.
-Stephen CartyFull Review
"Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" is light, airy family entertainment that actually ends up being too light and airy.
-Jeff BeckFull Review
It's a harmless, lighthearted film with wooden acting, a nice message about accepting your parents-whoever they are-and again, lots of ridiculous CGI.
-Eric MelinFull Review
The only defense for this movie is to say that it's not actually 'trying' to be good ... Are we supposed to applaud just because they set the bar low and barely reached it?
-William BibbianiFull Review