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Still shot from the movie: Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

When Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson) receives a message from his long lost grandfather (Michael Caine), he sets off to find the intrepid explorer with the help of his stepfather (Dwayne Johnson) and the owners of a dilapidated helicopter eager for cash (Luis Guzmán and Vanessa Hudgens). Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: B
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 96
Theater Release: 10 Feb 2012
Video Release: 05 Jun 2012
MPAA Rating: PG
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Why Is Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Rated PG?


Violence: While attempting to outrun the police, a boy on a motorcycle causes property damage before crashing in a swimming pool. He is also accused of breaking into a satellite facility. A fish’s head is chopped off in a market setting. Characters fly into a fierce tropical storm before their helicopter is destroyed, sending them into the ocean. (The scene includes some tense slow motion action as the helicopter is torn apart.) A man falls through the shell and into the interior of an egg with an embryonic reptile. A lizard is knocked out by huge swinging tree trunks. Adult males take verbal jabs at one another. Depictions of human skeletal remains are shown. Earthquakes and volcanic destruction occur on an island. Characters encounter moments of peril on numerous occasions, including being chased by large, threatening creatures.

Sexual Content: A teen girl wears a midriff-baring tank top. A man kisses another on the head, in a non-sexual way, to express his love. A man gives relationship advice to his stepson including a demonstration of the “pec pops” of love (where Dwayne Johnson shows off his pectoral muscles). A teen couple kisses. An adult couple embraces.

Language: Brief mild name-calling is heard along with infrequent references to crude bodily functions

Alcohol / Drug Use: None noted.

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