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Journey to the Center of the Earth Reviews

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 22, 2015
This latest adaptation of Journey to the Centre of the Earth is clean cut entertainment recommended for a family night out, although some scenes may frighten the little ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Burl Burlingame
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
July 5, 2011
Brendan Fraser's physical dexterity and comic timing are laid out in good order here, and "Journey" is pretty much a Frasermobile. Without him, it just doesn't go anywhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Orndorf
June 2, 2010
Journey relentlessly dishes out the action and offers the bespectacled audience plenty of goopy, grabby 3-D jolts, but it all resembles a run of the mill video game. Brevig can't shake the material loose from its unbridled artificiality."
Full Review | Original Score: D
Anders Wotzke
August 2, 2009
Whilst 3D glasses might mask this lapse of originality by putting it all in your face, from a standard visual plane, the creative potential of Verne's novel appears to be inexcusably wasted.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Cole Abaius
Film School Rejects
February 11, 2009
Overall, everyone involved does well, but no one besides the 3D is doing much to drop your jaw.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
October 20, 2008
...rather juvenile...with many of its shots intended more to show off the 3-D process than to further its story line.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Prairie Miller
October 18, 2008
Brendan Fraser's playful force of personality rules, 3D or no 3D, one of the few funny guys who could grab attention away from a dinosaur in assault mode, in the center of the earth or anywhere else on the planet.
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
October 3, 2008
The movie proves the perfect showcase for 3D. I can't say that it does the same for Fraser.
Julie Rigg
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
September 26, 2008
It's all good clean fun: a rattling good yarn, in fact, with mostly nicely modulated performances from Fraser, Hutcherson and Bream, emphasising confidence, growth, solidarity and self-reliance.
Vicky Roach
Daily Telegraph (Australia)
September 26, 2008
Fraser salvages his reputation as a solid, matinee-style action hero in this family-oriented fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)
September 26, 2008
Brevig does a barely competent job of imitating the Indiana Jones movies, and seems more hindered than helped by his chosen format...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
September 26, 2008
Poor Brendan Fraser, he must have known he had nothing to work with here, he looks as if he's sleepwalking through the role, not a career highlight for him.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jarrod Walker
FILMINK (Australia)
September 26, 2008
It's all curiously uninvolving, and it's only Fraser's goofy grin and slapstick physicality that hold any character interest whatsoever.
Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)
September 26, 2008
As harmlessly entertaining as it is, this journey is a few screams and gasps short of a real 3D thrill ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
September 26, 2008
The utopian ecosystem setting - dominated by lush rainforests and vast oceans - is magnificent to gawk at, and the 3D cinematography makes fine use of the prehistoric wildlife and unexplained phenomena.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
September 18, 2008
The stars here are the novelties of 3D, which certainly make it fun %u2013 just a tad repetitive for anyone over 25, I suspect
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
September 18, 2008
Giant fossilised mushrooms, flying fish with massive teeth, glowing bluebirds, a rollercoaster ride on an underground mine railway and magnetic floating rocks are some of the ingredients of this 3D adventure take on Jules Verne's classic sci-fi novel . .
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
August 27, 2008
If you can turn off your mind, and I know that is pretty easy for most of us, then you'll get a kick out of this 3D journey.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
August 5, 2008
In 2-D, Journey to the Center of the Earth would be okay, I guess, but you'd be more apt to notice the cardboard characters, or the thin plotting, or the way each grave danger seems to be easily solved. In 3-D, however, it's a complete blast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
July 28, 2008
Colourful good fun on the big screen, especially in 3D. Although only kids will fall for the bloodless violence and corny plot points.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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