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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

I haven't seen Journey to the Center of the Earth but I definitely dint want to miss this sequel, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, because I dint see the earlier part. It had two reasons. One, it was in stereoscopic 3D and the second was that I was in the Prasads, Hyderabad to see it in IMAX.
Before the actual film took off itself I was definitely loving the IMAX 3D experience. It was unlike anything that I had experienced all these 22 years. This was nothing but pure unadultered awesomeness! The 3D animated film called Daffy's Rhapsody was very forgettable except for its show off in stereoscopic 3D. But when Journey 2 began, that was something. Journey 2 is a highly flawed film. I wouldn't have enjoyed it this much if I had seen it in a normal digital projection with glasses. But watching the film in IMAX 3D was so much life. The screen filled my whole vision, well almost! There are some moments in the film when I was literally on the edge of the seat.
The content and the procedings doesn't evoke any sense of surprise. But what did surprise were when I even felt a few of the shots like the running through the forest or the falling from the top of the honeybee to be clear cut ripoff's from Avatar. The writing flatters thoughout its duration but there are a couple of laughs. Even the visual effects seemed lame here and there. The sets and the environment seemed too made up and the visual look wasn't also very appealing.
But what indeed was appealing to see, besides the IMAX 3D, was Vanessa Hudgens. She has only little to perform but nothing seemed to matter much when she managed to be on the largest IMAX screen in the world!


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