I don’t even remember 2008’s “Journey to the Center of the Earth” with Brendan Fraser. I’m going to assume it was fun. Or at least, harmless, since it did pretty well at the box office. Well enough to justify as sequel sans Fraser, anyway. In the man who would go on to give us “Furry Vengeance”, the studio has swapped in Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, but have kept Josh Hutcherson. Here are six clips from the upcoming movie, which looks pretty fun. Not great or brilliant or genius, mind you, but fun.
Young adventurer Sean receives a coded distress signal from a mysterious island where no island should exist–a place of strange life forms, mountains of gold, deadly volcanoes, and more than one astonishing secret. Unable to stop him from going, Sean’s new stepfather joins the quest. Together with a helicopter pilot and his beautiful, strong-willed daughter, they set out to find the island, rescue its lone inhabitant and escape before seismic shock waves force the island under the sea and bury its treasures forever.
Starring Josh Hutcherson, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Vanessa Hudgens, Luis Guzmán, Kristin Davis and directed by Brad Peyton.
Taking on the mysterious island January 27, 2012.
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