A sequel to “Journey to the center of the earth”, this film is also based on another Jules Verne’s book, this time being The Mysterious Islands. It is no Oscar-worthy, but certainly bearable and can do no harm as a family-movie, although it seems to be more of a kid’s movie i guess?
As a 21 years-young , (with an old soul) i found this film to be a bit silly and dull. It doesn’t have enough comedic sense that could potentially save the whole film. And i certainly believe that it would be more interesting if the movie were directed towards a comedy-adventure genre, because to be honest, it wasn’t that great of an adventure movie. And that’s kind of strange remembering Dwayne Johnson (The Tooth Fairy, The Game Plan) and Luis Guzman (How to make it in America) were starring. The only reason i watched this movie till the end was probably because i didn’t wanna part so fast the ever super cute and charming Mr Josh Hutcherson, and yes – i might be biased here,..but- Hutcherson did become the most believable actor in this movie compare to others who seems to act strangely ,although we could definitely blame that on the CGI-fest throughout the movie.
Another flaw that i noticed was the scene-change which i thought was a little choppy, making the scenes to be a little bit disconnected.
Roumor has it, there’ll be a third sequel based on Verne’s From The Earth To The Moon, let’s hope that it could be as good as the first one rather than this one !