Sean, the teenager from the first film, is now an eighteen-year-old troublemaker. His stepfather, Hank, doesn't really get along with him. When Hank finds out that Sean is trying to find his long-lost grandfather and received some code that he suspects is coming from him, Hank uses his skills as a Navy code breaker to find where the grandfather might be. They determine that the books Treasure Island, Gulliver's Travels, and The Mysterious Island are all the same island, and they hire a helicopter guide and his daughter to take them there. However, when a tornado strands them, they wake up on a strange island with no way off. They discover that everything big is small and everything small is big: among the first things they encounter are giant bugs and super-small elephants. They are rescued from these creatures by Sean's grandfather, who reveals a shelter he has built and lived in the last few years. They try to find out if they can send code back to the mainland for help, but due to the satellite's location on the other side of the globe, it could be weeks. They determine that the only way off the island quickly is to find the Nautilus-- Captain Nemo's famous submarine from Verne's novels-- but it's hidden, and when they realize the water is quickly submerging the island entirely, they are running out of time until they all go down with the island.
Best part of story, including ending:
It's another charming kid's story, which combines the fantasy from plenty of famous novels in a quick and easy way. Plus, there is no shortage of humor and special effects.
Best scene in story:
There's an action sequence in which the character fly on large bees that was amusing and exciting. Plus, the effects on the giant bees were pretty impressive.
Opinion about the main character:
Hank doesn't have to do too much other than act heroic, but that's all a film like this needs. The Rock knows how to play the role of the hero well at this point.