Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Journey Double Feature

Re-released together as a two-disc set on both DVD and Blu-ray, 2008's Journey to the Center of the Earth and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island star Josh Hutcherson as a young protagonist who discovers truth behind the writings of Jules Verne while looking for missing members of his family.

Of the two films, the first (co-starring Brendan Fraser and Anita Briem) featuring the group's discovery of a secret world in the center of the Earth holds up better than its sequel (co-starring Dwayne "It's Okay to Call Me The Rock Again" Johnson, Vanessa Hudgens, Luis Guzmán, and Michael Caine) and the discovery of a secret island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Family friendly, the effects of the two films and the magical settings of each might provide enjoyment for younger viewers and even interest them in Verne's original works (not a bad thing), but adults aren't likely to come back to either film too often.

[New Line Home Video, Blu-ray $19.98 / DVD $12.97]

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