Journey to the Center of the Earth Reviews

May 14, 2018
The rookie director, Erik Brevig, has an armful of credits working in the visual effects department but he shows absolutely no skill at directing actors.
December 16, 2017
Despite being constantly upstaged by special effects, the actors are all very watchable.
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.
February 18, 2012
November 17, 2011
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.
May 6, 2011
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."
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.
February 11, 2009
Overall, everyone involved does well, but no one besides the 3D is doing much to drop your jaw.
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.
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.
October 3, 2008
The movie proves the perfect showcase for 3D. I can't say that it does the same for Fraser.
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.
September 26, 2008
Fraser salvages his reputation as a solid, matinee-style action hero in this family-oriented fantasy.
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...
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.
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.
September 26, 2008
As harmlessly entertaining as it is, this journey is a few screams and gasps short of a real 3D thrill ride.
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.