I was pleasantly surprised. It had Michael Caine in a prominent role--how do you not advertise that?! It also was put together better than the commercial would lead you to believe. While this film wasn't an instant classic, it's about average. I enjoyed the bickering between Caine and Johnson. I'm still on the fence about whether Jules Verne is spinning in his grave or is pleasantly amused by this refunctioning. Hopefully, it'll introduce a new generation to Jules Verne.
O'erall, I give Journey 2: The Mysterious Island a 6.9 out of 10. Sure, it could have been better, but it could have been so much worse. Kids will enjoy it and parents won't be trying to pluck out their eyes or gouge out their ears!
I forgot to mention this! Before the movie started, there was a classic Loony Toons short. It featured the voice talents of Mel Blanc with fresh animation. An unexpected treat!
The Hobbit I: An Unexpected Journey: This trailer was in 3D, although it was the same awesome trailer that has been making the rounds. Having my anti-3D glasses, I don't know if it made any difference whatsoever, but it is The Hobbit!!