|JOSH HUTCHERSON AS PEETA MELLARK!!!!!|
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island by Georgia
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island by Amy
Any movie with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has got to be entertaining, right? Sort of. The highlight of the film for me was seeing him do the "Pec-Pop of Love," which you can see for free in the movie trailers. Just FYI. My 5 year old can do a pretty decent imitation. Ditto FYI.
Let's be serious about why Georgia wanted to see this movie. She bugged me, in fact, until I took her. It wasn't The Rock. It was Josh Hutcherson. She admitted as much in her review. And he is a cutie. He comes across as intelligent and rebellious and beefcakey all at the same time. Unlike some actors formerly known as werewolves, who missed the intelligent part.
My main beef with the film is the ridiculous costuming of the lone female character-whose primary function is to hang around looking annoyed. Georgia mentions this above so I won't belabor the skimpiness of Vanessa Hudgens's outfit. But I will mention that the clearly male camera crew, director, and film editors must have felt that Vanessa had a really nice backside because there is a full-on shot of it as she is extracting herself from a cave. And it's not a glancing shot--they hold the shot long enough for you to really try and appreciate her butt. Why they felt this was an interesting camera angle for the audience is one of the great unsolved film mysteries destined never to be solved. We wouldn't want to actually look at her face as she's trying to heave ho out of the cave, right?
Wait for the DVD on this one, folks. Trust me. Unless you have a teenage daughter. Then let her go by herself and you can see The Artist.