February 20, 2012 12:00 PM

>JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND

Despite one kid in the audience declaring this the “best movie ever,” I beg to differ. The 3-D is impressive and Dwayne Johnson draws laughs, but the predictable plot and heavy-handed nods to Jules Verne make this a bit of a drag for grown-ups. []

RAMPART

Woody Harrelson gives a menacing performance as a dirty cop caught in one crime but guilty of so many more. Too bad the diffuse, sloppy film can’t match his brilliance, with an ending so egregious, you’ll howl. []

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