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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Journey 2 The Mysterious Island (2012)

Valentine’s Week was for catching up on movies. We went to see The Vow on the 13th and seeing the trailers got us to talking about how much less we’ve been to the movies since we started dating 12 years ago. Back then, we averaged 4 to 5 movie dates a month. Our running joke was that we were stockholders at the SM Cinema. Now? We maybe average 6 in an entire year! Perhaps less!

So on the 14th, we went to see another film.

There was much discussion on where we were going to watch it, but the choice for that day was Greenhills Theatre.

Journey 2 tickets Greenhills

It turned out not to have been the best decision, because:

1. Parking was an awful experience. We had a 15-20-minute wait queuing for parking. Maybe I’m exaggerating, maybe I’m not.

2. They weren’t screening Journey 2 in 3D. Not even in digital theater or iMax. It was your plain, old, ordinary big screen cinema. And this movie would have been a dozen times better if seen on iMax. I think.

Don’t get me wrong, I love the cinemas at Greenhills. And I love that their 3D screenings cost less than PhP 400 and already comes with popcorn and a drink. But the movie I wanted to see that day wasn’t on 3D. And the parking situation was bad. So.

But the movie was great!


In Journey 2, Sean Anderson continues his adventures which started in the movie Journey to the Center of the Earth. We saw that film on my birthday in 2008 – in the very same theater too! Ha! This time, instead of setting off with his uncle, his stepfather goes along for the ride.

We were pleasantly surprised to see Vanessa Hudgens in the film. We had no idea she was in it. She’s looking good.

My favorite from the film are the tiny elephants! Not a fan of the bees. Smile And Atlantis looks amazing! I feel bad that they didn’t get to spend too much time on the island. I feel as though there’s so much more out there we didn’t see, haha Smile 

I totally didn’t expect Nemo’s ship to make an appearance in this film. If anything, I had hoped that maybe they’ll save it for Journey 3. Do they find it? You’ll have to see the movie to find out.