'Journey 2: The Mysterious Island' Premiere Red Carpet Arrivals
10:05 PM PST 2/2/2012 by Philiana Ng
Vanessa Hudgens, Josh Hutcherson, Rachel McAdams and Dwayne Johnson were among the stars who walked the carpet Feb. 2 at the Los Angeles premiere of the sequel to 2008's "Journey to the Center of the Earth." Directed by Brad Peyton, the upcoming movie follows 17-year-old Sean (Hutcherson), who receives a coded distress signal from a mysterious island where no island should exist.
Vanessa Hudgens glams it up at the Los Angeles premiere of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, a followup to 2008's 3D hit Journey to the Center of the Earth. In the upcoming film, in U.S. theaters Feb. 10, the movie follows 17-year-old Sean (Josh Hutcherson), who receives a coded distress signal from a mysterious island where no island should exist.
Josh Hutcherson, also starring in Lionsgate's anticipated adaptation of The Hunger Games, is the only main cast member returning for the sequel. For The Hollywood Reporter cover story, Hutcherson -- who plays District 12 tribute Peeta in Games -- recalled the intensity during filming of that particular movie: "I had to lie still in a riverbed for an hour and half while they did camouflage makeup and not move a muscle or it would mess it up when they shot," he said of filming inside the Arena.
Rachel McAdams poses for photographers at the Journey 2 premiere. McAdams next stars in The Vow, based on a true story, opposite Channing Tatum and opening in theaters the same day as Journey 2. The two play a young married couple in the Screen Gems romantic drama and McAdams' Paige loses five years of her memory as a result of a dangerous car accident.
Vanessa Hudgens stays close with boyfriend Austin Butler, also a fellow actor, at the L.A. premiere of her latest film. Wrote The Hollywood Reporter's Meghan Lehmann of Journey 2: "The island is a rainbow-filled world where evolutionary anomalies abound but, as the band of adventurers skips from one supersized Survivor-like challenge to the next, one can’t help feeling the creative potential of [Jules] Verne’s vision is wasted."
Ashley Tisdale shows support for her former High School Musical castmate Vanessa Hudgens.
Sex and the City vet Kristin Davis walks the carpet of her new movie. In Journey 2, Davis plays the mother to Josh Hutcherson's Sam.
Donald Sutherland, who plays President Snow in the upcoming Hunger Games, has a laugh at the premiere of Journey 2.