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One of my favorite things on the internet is watching tone-switched trailers. Beginning with The Shining, which was changed to look like a light-hearted movie about a dad trying to get to know his son better, editing wizards have turned Back to the Future into a gay romance, Uncle Buck into a horror film, and Forrest Gump into a gangster flick. But did you know that professional marketing people like to do it too? Take Journey 2: The Mysterious Island for example. While the first domestic trailer made the movie look like it was a fun adventure film, the international folks will apparently be seeing a very different movie.
Check out the preview below.
Isn't that super strange? The first trailer we saw ended with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson doing the pec pop of love while some rapid bongos played in the background. This one ends with a shot of a huge volcano erupting and the same actor sternly talking to the group. Perhaps they are taking the "Choose Your Own Adventure" idea to a whole new level and we just don't know it yet.
A sequel to 2008's Journey to the Center of the Earth, the new film brings back Josh Hutcherson as Sean Anderson and introduces Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Vanessa Hudgens, Kristen Davis and Luis Guzman into the mix as a small group takes a trip into the ocean and ends up finding the legendary mysterious island first written about by Jules Verne. To learn more about Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, be sure to head over to our Blend Film Database.