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It hard to know where to place blame for this film's lack of an audience connection: a terrible script that makes stilted decisions, wooden acting, or a director seemingly uninterested in any of it. Nonetheless it might pass kiddie review standards ...
Ever so unfaithful and extremely long, this 1999 adaption overstays its welcome. The video cover boasts dinosaurs and adventure, but both are little in presence. The characters are alright, and the casting is fine, but in the end they play out and eventually become boring. Sleestak rip-offs really didn't add much danger. While Journey starts off good, you'll wish it was an hour or so shorter.
Rubbish script writing, poor camera angles. Acting is rather flat. Special effects are mixed. Costumes and makeup are fairly good. Overall not a movie to be taken seriously and seems like a very low budget B grade movie, but it does have some very funny scenes with the New Zealand Maori people.
The first half was great and actually surpassed the 1960's version on action and special effects and pacing. Then our expedition reaches the center of the Earth where some script writer took a wrong turn and invented his own story. Jules Verne would puke at the amateurish, mundane results from here on. If you buy the DVD just turn it off after part 1. Part 2 deserves to be buried at the Earth's core!
HOPELESSLY OVERLONG, THIS ADAPTATION OF THE CLASSIC STORY IS LESS THAN ADEQUATE. THERE ARE INDEED SOME IMAGINATIVE SCENES, BUT IT REEKS OF A LOW BUDGET. TREAT WILLIAMS IS FAIRLY GOOD, SOME SCENES QUITE RIDICULOUS.
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1999) - A science fiction movie set back in the early 30?s. A nephew, an uncle, and a woman (who finances the adventurer) journey to the center of the earth to search for her husband. This movie would have been better if they used cartoon characters, but there?s no way they could have maintained this besotted-love story?s ongoing theme. Christ, it was terrible. The background story (the journey) required so much suspended belief as to become nearly as annoying as the character?s passion. Jeremy London (Mallrats) played the nephew. He?s a little overweight in this one. And his performance? I bet he?s burned every copy he can get his hands on.