Journey to the Center of the Earth

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Eric Brevig (2008)

88min
PG Certificate
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Our Score
The original fantasy tale by Jules Verne is merely a Rough Guide to surviving in the planet's bowels according to this wholesome adventure. While searching for his missing explorer brother in some Icelandic caves, scientist Brendan Fraser, his nephew Josh Hutcherson and guide Anita Briem are forced deep underground, where they discover subterranean jungles, raging oceans and prehistoric creatures. Although insipidly directed by visual effects supervisor Eric Brevig (Men in Black, The Day after Tomorrow), the film does boast fun-scary dinosaur dangers, some rollercoaster-ride thrills and non-threatening flying piranha. But the only thing it has in common with the still-superior 1959 version is the spectacular landscapes; light-hearted banter and relentless Disney cuteness replace any sense of wonder.

Summary

Scientist Trevor Anderson sets out to locate his missing explorer brother after receiving a book charting his last journey. Accompanied by his nephew and an Icelandic guide, he is led to a mountain peak, where he stumbles across a system of caves leading to a lost underground world. Fantasy adventure, starring Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson and Anita Briem.

Cast & Crew

Trevor Anderson Brendan Fraser
Sean Anderson Josh Hutcherson
Hannah Asgeirsson Anita Briem
Professor Alan Kitzens Seth Meyers
Elizabeth Jane Wheeler
Leonard Giancarlo Caltabiano
Director Eric Brevig
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Entertainment Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 11 Jul 2008

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