Monday, July 09, 2012

Monday Reviews by Margie: Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)

Margie Cracken is a guest blogger for, her style & taste are not typical to the Film Blog Community. You can read more about Margie here. 
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Cast
I don't think I've ever seen a movie with Dwayne Johnson in it before, but I remember seeing him on The Ellen Show. I thought he was so funny, he did these little dances with her.

Now, I will tell you right now, I am not a science fiction fan. I remember back in the day when Star Wars came out in the movie theaters and I was certainly not the slightest bit interested. I'm still not interested today. I've never seen one of those Star Wars movies in my life.

Even though this movie is very science-fiction-like I find it very refreshing. I could have done with out the giant bee chase, golden volcanoes, treasure maps, and giant electrical eels.

Still, it reminded me of the type of movie I loved to watch with my son when he used to live at our house. I already called him today, and told him that he would just love this movie.

In fact, I just love that this movie encourages reading. If my son was still a boy, I would watch this movie with him, and we would go to the library and check out all the books that they mentioned in the movie such as Treasure Island, Gulliver's Travels and some book by Jules Verne, I can't remember what it was called.

These are not the types of books I read, but you know the way boys are and their interest in adventure, pirates, treasure maps, and secluded islands.

Now, I must say, I found the kids in this movie a little bit obnoxious. The boy in this film obviously needs a father to keep him on the straight and narrow. The boy is far too independent for his own good. His mother has no control over the boy. My son certainly wasn't perfect, but I would have never allowed him to talk that way to me.

When it comes to father's that Dwayne Johnson guy seems like a real crack-up. Who wouldn't want Dwayne Johnson to be your dad. I realize, he was the step-father, but I was not surprised when we meet the boys real dad (I think the boy's name was Sean), that we see that his real father is completely unreliable and unfit for parenting.

You can tell that movie studios these days have gotten sloppy in their grammar skills. The film's title should clearly be "Journey to the Mysterious Island." But whoever wrote the title clearly must be in to that new text messaging thing since they used a number instead of writing out the word "to." Obviously, they do not understand that while those words are pronounced the same, one is a number while the other is a preposition. Words that sound the same but have different meanings are called homophones.

Even though I like this movie for his literary roots and Dwayne Johnson being so funny, there is no excuse for sloppy grammar.

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