Group looks for mysterious island in 3-D adventure

Friday, February 10, 2012
In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, from left, Luis Guzman, Vanessa Hudgens, Josh Hutcherson, Dwayne Johnson and Michael Caine are shown in a scene from “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.” (ron phillips ~ Associated Press)

The only untold secrets in "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" is how the usually likable Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (who just came off the summer blockbuster "Fast Five") or Oscar-winner Michael Caine got stranded on such a ridiculously featherbrained adventure.

Gargantuan bees, ants, birds and spiders on a hidden island seemed much more believable than the notion that Johnson's character would be married to "Sex and the City's" Kristin Davis or that Vanessa Hudgens and Luis Guzman ("Boogie Nights," "Carlito's Way") could be daughter and father. They and Josh Hutcherson, the only carryover from the prequel, "Journey to the Center of the Earth," look for Jules Verne's mysterious island.

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