I picked up the BluRay 3D yesterday and watched it with my brother. Yes, the movie is dumb, goofy, improbable and often preposterous. And yes, some of the performances may make you cringe. But in terms of 3D it really doesn't get much better than this release. Depth into the screen is constant and always very strong. You're treated to some beautiful flyovers of imaginative environments like the Lost City of Atlantis (complete with Poseidon's spear passing right past you). The movie peppers you with scene after scene of stuff popping out at you: berries bouncing off the Rock's pecs, giant bees, giant centipedes, electric eels, and an electrified spear that goes right thru your eye. You'd probably have to go to a thrill ride at Disneyworld to see so many gimmick shots in such a short span of time and if that's what you're looking for in a 3D movie Journey 2: Mysterious Island won't disappoint.
The movie's cinematography also smartly manages extreme contrast ranges so you get a picture that is pretty much free of ghosting on any type of 3D display, no matter how old it is. The digital image is razor sharp, ultra colorful and perfectly clear (film grain fans need not bother with this one).
While "serious" 3D movies like Avatar and Hugo are fine, every now and then you want to check your brain at the door and just spend 90 minutes ducking and weaving as stuff is virtually hurled at you; Journey 2 has that need covered and for that reason alone should probably be checked out at least once by every 3D fan.