Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

Synopsis: The 17-year-old Sean Anderson receives a coded signal and his stepfather Hank helps him to decipher the message. They find that Sean's grandfather Alexander Anderson has found the mysterious island in the Pacific described by Jules Verne and two other writers in their novels. The stubborn Sean wants to travel to the coordinates and Hank decides to buy the tickets and travel with the teenager to a small island nearby the location. They rent an old helicopter owned by the locals Gabato and his teenage daughter Kailani and the group heads to the unknown spot. Along their journey, they cross a hurricane and crash on the island. They find a beautiful and dangerous place, surrounded by forests, volcanoes with lava of gold and menacing life forms. They also meet the old Alexander and Hank discovers that the island is sinking. Now their only chance to survive is to find the legendary Nautilus.
Director(s): Brad Peyton
Production: New Line Cinema
  7 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min

In the 19th century...

...Jules Verne wrote some of

the greatest adventure stories ever told.

Novels such as Twenty Thousand

Leagues Under the Sea...

...Journey to the Center of the Earth...

...and The Mysterious Island.

Most consider these

works of science fiction.

Vernians know otherwise.

Not good!


Ha-ha-ha. Aah!

Whoa! Good boy!



Here we...


Evening, officers.

Anyone up for a late night swim?

Hey, buddy.

Missed you at poker this week.

Thanks for the call.

What's going on?

We didn't want this

going out over the radio.

Kid broke into a satellite facility.

Then he drove...

...his dirt bike into...

...the McGillicuttys' pool.

I talked them out of pressing charges.


Your stepfather's here for you.

No. Legal guardian.

If it weren't for me,

you'd be in juvie for the next six months.

Rather do the time.

Do you want to explain to me...

...why you were breaking into a satellite facility

in the middle of nowhere?

Don't worry about it, Mom.

It's nothing, really.

The police calling in the middle

of the night is nothing?


What was he doing there?

What was he looking for?

Honey, I don't know.

All we can do is ask him.

Hey. Sean, we gotta talk about this.

I'm confused.

Who gave him a speaking part?

- Hey.

- Without my speaking part, we'd visit you... jail right now.

- I'm already in jail.

What is that supposed to mean?


I didn't ask to be taken away from my school

and friends, and dragged all the way to Dayton.

- It's okay, Liz.

- No, it's not.


- Sean!

- It's gotta be tough on him...

...with his father gone.

- That still doesn't excuse his behavior.


Now that I got you, I just gotta figure out

what you mean.

Not here.

Hey, it's me. You busy?


I was looking to talk to you.

You know, very concerned adult

to somewhat troubled youth.

Which one am I in that equation?

Cracked up the walkway to my door

Brought you as a...

Hey, buddy.

What's all this?


That's a cryptogram, right?

Looks like Morse code.


Yeah, look.

One syllable words, dots.

Two syllable words, dashes.

I learned that in the Navy.

Okay, then. What's it say?

What's it for?

It's complicated.

So is the code.

Okay. Here's the deal.

A few nights ago,

a radio signal got sent out.

Could've been anywhere.

It was these words on a loop.

"Pip, Zorn, Strux. "

All characters from the books of Verne.

The message was by a Vernian.

And my equipment wasn't powerful enough

to receive the whole message, so...

So you broke into that satellite facility

to boost your signal.

Someone sent this message

and I'm gonna be the person to solve it.

This is really important to me.

Hey, you know what?

Why don't we solve this together?



The first part of the message reads,




"Is... "

R- E. "Real. The island is real. "

You're serious?

You're not messing with me?

No. That's what it says.

"The island is real. "

I can't believe it. I can't believe

somebody actually found the island.

What island?

The Mysterious Island. Vernians

have been looking for this for years.

What's the rest say?

"Child of Steve, born...


...eight-three. "

"Born 1883."

Child of Steve. Child of Steve.

Maybe "son of Steve"?

Steven's son. Stevenson.

- Robert Louis Stevenson.

- The author.

He was born way before 1883.

Gotta be somebody else.

Maybe it's not a somebody.

Maybe it's a something.

What are we looking for?

Come on.


Treasure Island, written by

Robert Louis Stevenson in 1883.

- What's the next part of the riddle?

- All right.

"The name that's last is going fast.

- He hitched his tale to Lemuel's mast. "

- Okay, so his...

...last name is going fast. A runner?

- What if his last name... fast?

Fleet or Quick. Swift.

Swift. Jonathan Swift.

Another author.

Writing about another island.

So "Lemuel" must be...

Nice. Lemuel Gulliver.

- We have three different books.

- By three different authors.

About three different islands.


Maybe all three books

are about the same island.

Maybe that's why nobody else

has ever found it...

...because they haven't used

the other two books.

Treasure Island's got a map.

Yeah, Swift has one too.

These are different than Verne's.

I don't get it.

What are you doing?

You know what I did

in the Navy, Sean?


I won the esteemed...

...Rochefort Award...

...three years in a row...

...for code-breaking.


We found your Mysterious Island.

Uh, what are those?


Longitude and latitude.

And that'll put us right about...

That's 100 miles off the coast of Palau,

in the middle of the South Pacific.

What are you doing?

- I gotta go.

- Go where?

To Mysterious Island.

All right, cool. Hey, can you stop by

the moon and grab me a Slurpee?

Joke all you want.

Yeah, I will, and you're gonna be here to

listen to it. You're not going to Palau, Sean.

Why not?

Number one, you're grounded.

On top of that, you got school.

I'm a straight-A student. I can afford to miss

a couple days. This is Mysterious Island.

Slow down. Okay?

You think you'll travel...

...around the world... up with some lunatic...

...messing around on a ham radio?

- It's not some lunatic.

It's Alexander Anderson,

my grandfather.

How would you know he sent that?

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Brian Gunn

Brian Gunn (born August 23, 1970) is an American actor, producer, and writer from St. Louis, Missouri. more…

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