Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Adventure sequel is clunky but has positive role models.

PG 2012 94 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 24 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 58 reviews

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age 15+

Are the producers obsessed with young girls bodies? Smh

The girl playing a teenager is objectified beyond sound reasoning. Too many shots that are unnecessary. Too. Many. There are so many shots of just her body parts without even her head. They're just added and added to where they don't need to be. And the fact that the official rating on it mentions nothing is double disappointing. I wouldn't put any age rating on it because our kids need to not watch this and have their views of themselves and others influenced this way. Could have been a nice family movie.

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Too much sex
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age 18+

Just like a poop in a punch bowl

The movie would be appropriate for kids 8 and up, except for one problem. The outfit that Vanessa Hudgens wears throughout the movie is ridiculous. Talk about objectifying women. I know that we have all become accustomed to women selling sex, but that does not make it right. The insidious sale of Vanessa’s sexuality in a a faux teenage wrapper is pornographic. Period. And just like a little turd ruins an entire bowl of punch, this movie is ruined by a little bit of exploitation of teenage titillation.
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