Journey to the Center of the Earth

2008, Adventure/Action, 1h 33m

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Modern visuals and an old fasioned storyline make this family adventure/comedy a fast-paced, kitschy ride. Read critic reviews

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Movie Info

During an expedition to Iceland, professor Trevor Anderson (Brendan Fraser), his nephew Sean (Josh Hutcherson) and their guide, Hannah (Anita Briem), get trapped in a cavern. As they follow their only escape route deeper and deeper below the Earth's surface, they pass through strange places and encounter incredible creatures, including dinosaurs. But as volcanic activity around them increases, they realize they must find their way out -- soon.

Cast & Crew

Brendan Fraser
Trevor Anderson
Josh Hutcherson
Sean Anderson
Anita Briem
Hannah Ásgeirsson
Seth Meyers
Prof. Alan Kitzens
Jane Wheeler
Elizabeth Anderson
Tiio Horn
Gum-chewing Girl
Garth Gilker
Sigurbjorn Ásgeirsson
Toby Emmerich
Executive Producer
Brendan Fraser
Executive Producer
W. Mark McNair
Executive Producer
Tripp Vinson
Executive Producer
Andrew Lockington
Original Music
Chuck Shuman
Cinematographer
David Sandefur
Production Design
Mario Davignon
Costume Designer
Michele Laliberte
Supervising Art Direction
Eve Boulonne
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  • Jun 28, 2015
    better then expected and full of some heartfelt moments. story was typical of these special effects driven movies but I enjoyed this one.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Dec 20, 2012
    The tweeners will appreciate this redo of the Verne classic, filled with special effects galore, from a tweener perspective, but nary a character to relate to at all. Fraser nicely helms this effort w/o effort. Eh.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Jul 04, 2012
    Here's a perfectly fine, fluffy family movie. Brendan Fraser stars as a science professor who gets stuck with his nephew(Josh Hutchinson) for 10 days. When he is dropped off so is a box of Fraser's late brother Max's'. The box contains a book called "Journey to the Center of the Earth" with notes/directions on how to get to the center of the Earth. So they set off on an adventure to see if the book was real. Shot in 3D(I didn't watch it in 3D), it has a lot of 3D specific special effects, but it never goes too overboard. The effects as a whole, are okay, but nothing spectacular. Well, my one year old did like the dinosaur:-) Really a movie for everyone in the family, as the adults will be entertained, and the kids will be in awe, and love the adventure elements. Perfect for a morning watch when nothing else is on, and you just wanna escape for 90 minutes.
    Everett J Super Reviewer
  • May 19, 2012
    I did see this after the first one which isn't always ideal and I can say I wonder how on earth it got a sequel commissioned. The story was cliche and simple, the characters were stereotypical and uninteresting and the acting was pretty bad. The visual effects were ok and pretty much the only redeeming feature of this film. To be missed.
    Sophie B Super Reviewer

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