Marshall Fine: Movie Review: Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

Talk about mysterious islands -- the one in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island features an ensemble that includes Michael Caine, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson -- and Luis Guzman. That's some bizarre casting.

Oh yeah, and heartthrobs Josh Hutcherson and Vanessa Hudgens: You can't overlook the reason this film's core audience will be turning up. How many 10-year-olds even know who Michael Caine is?

But then, how many 10-year-olds (and make no mistake: That's the target demo here) have any clue who Jules Verne is? His name is tossed around as casually as if he were J.K. Rowling or Suzanne Collins. They even use the term "Verneians" to describe his true believers, as though they were Gleeks or Star Wars fanboys. Read More...


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