As a family, we don’t go to the movie theater often. Between the cost of tickets, snacks, and inability to pause for bathroom breaks it’s just not a good use of time and money. But I broke down and took the kids to see Journey 2: Mysterious Island. I was super pleasantly surprised at what a great movie it is… I give it an A – and highly recommend it. I break down my review based on the following: plot, special effects, characters and acting.
Plot: Young Sean is searching for a mysterious island and his grandfather. His new step-father takes him on this journey. His step-father is played by Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson. Hmmmm, The Rock. That smile… those pecs… Yes, it’s a very good plot.
Special effects: There is a big storm, tiny elephants, volanic eruptions… Dwayne Johnson’s smile and pecs are 100% real, no special effects are needed!
Characters: Have you been paying attention?!? Dwayne Johnson!!! Need I say more? No, not really. Okay, just one more time; Dwayne Johnson! The Rock… ooh, did you feel it? THE ROCK… that smile, those pecs…
Acting: Did you see the commercial where The Rock bounces berries off his pecs? Well, I’ll bet you didn’t know that he also picks up a ukelele to play and sing a little It’s a Wonderful World ditty. And he smiles! Oh yes, the acting is divine.
I’m counting down the days until this gem of a movie makes it to DVD. I need to replace my worn out copy of The Tooth Fairy.
And why didn’t I give the movie an A+++? The Rock didn’t take his shirt off….