Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012): ⭐️⭐️: Much like Brendan Frasier carried the first film, The Rock completely carries this film. Luis Guzman, unfortunately, drags it down, bringing a Jack Black-style over-the-top attitude that kills his lines, even when the lines themselves are funny. A few things kept throwing me off, including that Frasier’s character isn’t even mentioned at any point, and the scaling (up or down) of creatures was confusing. Still, equally as inconsequentially entertaining as the first. The two made a completely acceptable Saturday afternoon double feature, but I’ll never have a great desire to see either one again.
Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008): ⭐️⭐️: Inoffensively and forgettably entertaining. Occasionally hilariously obviously made during the 2000s 3D resurgence, with objects and effects being flung at the camera. Brendan Frasier is his usual affable self; not up to The Mummy levels, but by far the strongest part of the film.