Fantasy is a mysterious island life. When we dare to leave our facilities and our beliefs and rational common sense normal worlds to travel to those islands, we entered a region where all the definitions and feelings are challenged and altered. The colors are combined and mixed saturating our ability to wonder and description, forms glide along odd angles and impossible to penetrate maintaining balances. The spaces enlarge and reduce, by allowing the infinite vacuum, which are mixed provocatively. The landscape stretches uniting in one the most comprehensive range panorama, giving reality to dreams and desires. The myths seem close, everything can be explained, everything can be done, there are no limits to heroism or pain sufficient to exhaust the energies.
This is the world that the film dares to put before our eyes in so many films that could be called fantastic. To enjoy it requires a special state of mind in which we are carried away, without putting too much resistance. Things happen according to the laws of fantasy, so it is entirely impossible to close and inviting, so we can enjoy, exciting our senses to achieve harmony with the new reality that is being proposed. The laws extend the operation of fantasy from reality into the impossible, so that big becomes small and small infinite weariness and fatigue disappear mitigated by the will, desire and fantasy, the constraints are transformed in magical powers and the laws of nature are suspended to accommodate the miracle appear the perpetual motion of all classes, encouraged by the invincible power of intent and humans behave as heroes or as villains ends, with no room for mediocrity.
This is the world that certain writers dare to invent and describe, notably Jules Verne, the master of masters of fantasy. His fantastic journeys penetrated into all the spaces and the film has been no stranger to these days and has used his incredible imagination unreservedly. This is the world which we enter into Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. Our journey, appropriately, is accompanied by a young rebel and his stepfather (representing a typical current family of developed countries) and a young father and his close (symbolizing a tradition dies slowly, still strong in the other countries of a union between parents and dependent children). Accompanies the grandfather of the young, an explorer, scientific, lonely, a little crazy, who abandoned his family and civilization in search of mysterious islands and fantastic worlds. They are in a place that brings together the combined imaginations of three great classical writers of exploratory adventure: Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island, by Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels and Jules Verne, Mysterious Island and 20,000 Leagues Captain Nemo’s submarine voyage.
How fantastic is this island? Resources and creativity of the film allow almost unlimited designs. We all know, from hundreds of films rich in special effects increasingly daring. After Avatar , with its hanging in the sky islands, forests wise, exuberant ecology and intelligent and sensitive animals, we have almost reached the limits of imagination and design. However, that is, to travel with renewed energy to new proposals, which excite the public, so useful, new paradigms, to overcome indifference and monotony of civilization. The director and writers have devised a very beautiful island, rich colors, spectacular, worth seeing with pleasure, profuse of flowers, butterflies, waterfalls, life and landscape. While we like a bit similar to what is modern life, which seems to have everything in the style of what would be a legoland or a toy store, unlimited objects varied and creative, get carried away. The results set that has a work attractive, fast sequences that leave more room for doubt or questioning analysis. Elephants are small, which are left loaded as pets, tame giant bees left immediately, without training and lead to the characters in the sky, as modern aircraft maneuvering to avoid being eaten by all murderers beautiful birds, a volcano emits Golden ash, the island rises and sinks in cycles of creation and destruction. But the fantasy, exuberance and color are just the context that gives meaning to the emotions and stories that the group of travelers living. These are the ones that give a common thread and a meaning to this trip.
This is where you can judge a film of this genre great. Following Verne, Stevenson, Swift, fantasy worlds they do is serve as a pretext to enter the human soul and examine their creative potential. Can the man to solve the great challenges using imagination, passion, commitment and sense of adventure and intuition? Or will it be defeated by violence, war, pain, evil and natural and ecological disasters? In fantasy worlds of modern writers, especially Jules Verne, the man is the output based on the ingenuity, science, technology that is friendly and is mastered, the ability of observation. All goes well at the end, wins talent. This also occurs in the story at hand (may not be bankable epic effort of this magnitude to create a black fantasy film in which characters die devoured by nature and by their own weaknesses). But as we ad-slides of a possible disastrous global warming, which can convert the planet into a barren island, uninhabited by humans may perhaps be the concern that there is no possibility or fantasy, or talent that we rescue.
But here, perhaps unknowingly, the filmmakers are considering a new paradigm, which can be distinguished behind the fantasies of the landscape: the union of enthusiastic young people and adults open, the wisdom of the old who have not lost their vitality, the collective input of races and different ways of thinking and clear-dark beauty and charm of human beings who fall in love and embrace, can we come out ahead, to the extent that we have shared dreams and sense of imagination and of fantasy.