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Old 05-18-2012, 03:17 PM
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Default 'Journey 2: The Mysterious Island' - High-Def Digest Review

E has just reviewed 'Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.' He says there is very little sense of adventure or excitement in this sequel. The Blu-ray, however, arrives with reference quality video and very good audio. Give it a rent.

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Old 05-18-2012, 04:48 PM
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That's disappointing to read because I really enjoyed the first film.
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Old 05-18-2012, 05:35 PM
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the footage i've seen and the stills confirm the same problem i had with the first. it all looks so cheap and crappy and you can always tell when the people are on or around green screens (which is often). it kinda reminds me of the cheap CGI and whatnot in all those Syfy tv movies, just with better animation maybe. lol
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Old 05-19-2012, 02:37 PM
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I'd still like to see this. I don't expect much from kids movies (low expectations mean the semi-funny moments seem funnier, and when something remotely exciting happens it's actually enjoyable).

That said, I wouldn't want to pay much for it >_> Maybe a Journey1/Journey2 bundle on Blu-ray? My stepdad only has the first one, and it's the double sided DVD edition (the 2D/3D edition). I haven't even gotten around to checking the 3D version >_>
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Old 05-20-2012, 01:10 PM
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Blind buy on the 3D version....probably not a day 1.
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Not interested in the least ! Johnson can have moments at times (really rare) & Josh Hutcherson has been annoying since being a child actor, but i will admit johnson is smart showing up in other stars sequels which is currently working well for him since his own films have done awlful box office the last few yrs. The 1st film is much better.
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I don't understand why every time someone decides to make this story into a movie they have to muck it all up with shit that wasn't actually in the story. It's a perfectly good story without adding a bunch of BS to it.
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It seems like the rock only gets cast in kids movies like this and never anything more serious....or is that just me?
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:14 AM
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Well, I ended up getting it.

It's has some scenes that look really pretty, but that's about all I can say about it. The review score for the movie itself is pretty spot on I should say.
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I mentally face_palmed at the idea that the island can have the variety of life it does with a cycle of 280 years (140 above, 140 below). Even the deleted scene that explains that the animals are 'semi-aquatic and hibernate' doesn't explain how lush the world gets after a mere 140 years. Unless the plants can survive being underwater that deep and in salt water no less (the salt would also result in 'salted earth' where growth would be stunted), it just isn't happening.

Frankly, I found that more difficult to swallow than the idea that there might be a mysterious island out there that spews liquid gold and monstrous (or miniature) versions of existing animals and such.

Also, ants that big would be crushed under their own weight. Just sayin'.
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How does Vanessa Hudgens look?
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