Journey 2, The Mysterious Island – A ReviewPosted by Would Like To Be A Yummy Mummy on Jun 9, 2012 in Reviews
We were recently sent the film Journey 2 The Mysterious Island from Warner Bros. Although rated only a PG, we decided our children might be a bit young for it but Daddy and I enjoyed reviewing it anyway.
The girls on the other hand were thrilled with the whole package that accompanied the film. Lots of insects, a jigsaw puzzle, tattoos and an extra special egg:
More about that later.
This is the sequal to the 2008 hit Journey To The Centre Of The Earth and is also available in 3D.
The film had me on the edge of my seat right from the start. It stars the young Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson, who was also the lead in the first film), his new stepfather Hank (Dwayne Johnson) and begins when Sean receives a code from a mysterious island and whom he believes to be his Grandfather, Alexanda (Michael Caine). Unable to stop him, Hank, agrees to go too and with the help of a helicopter pilot (Luis Guzman) and his daughter (Vanessa Hudgens), they set out to find the island.
I hadn’t actually seen the first film but it really didn’t matter. There were bits that made me laugh, smile, scream and jump. I really enjoyed it. Husband wasn’t quite as impressed as me but he said it was easy to watch and he looked as though he was enjoying it more than he let on.
I wont tell you the whole story but there is adventure, giant flying bees and a volcano erupting with gold.
For me this package was soo much more than a DVD to review though…it has helped my little girl who is usually terrified of bugs, learn to like them and show an interest in them. Both girls have had great fun playing with the insects and giant leaf and Poppy in particular loved the egg that accompanied it.
We had to submerge it in water and wait…within 72 hours and after lots of checking it actually hatched, much to the amazement of Poppy:
Thank you very much Warner Bros, this was a fabulous easy to watch family film but has also helped my girls in so many other ways.