Reviews and Problems with Journey To The Center Of The Earth
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Journey to the Center of the Earth Blu-ray Review
4 May 2012
Summary: Jules Verne's source novel upon which Journey to the Center of the Earth is based was just shy of reaching its centennial year when the 1959 film was released and became an instant box office sensation. That is testament to two rather salient facts: first, it shows what a visionary Verne was, a man who "invented" all sorts of things in his fiction that we've come to take for granted; and second, just how difficult it was to bring Verne's visions to life in the film...
Excerpt: I have to admit, it’s taken me about a decade to truly understand what it is about Brendan Fraser that people like so much. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t dislike the guy, it just seems that he’s always been a more minor star in Hollywood than some others out there. Granted, his big break came in 1992 winning the lead in the now pseudo-classic “School Ties”, a movie that also starred the likes of Chris O’Donnell, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon (gee, I wonder what ever happened...
Excerpt: This new take on a literary classic proves much more flash than substance, because once the wow-factor of the RealD 3D technology wears off viewers are left with a campy shell of an adventure film that in the end will likely play better to kids than adults.
Excerpt: Journey to the Center of the Earth on the Nintendo DS follows the New Line Cinema movie of the same name. Trevor, Sean, and Hannah go on a quest to find a lost relative who had last been seen at a volcano. The player gets to easily swap between the three characters in order to solve certain puzzle elements of the game.
Excerpt: Instead of simply adapting Jules Verne’s classic novel, the latest screen iteration of Journey to the Center of the Earth takes a campier, kid-friendly approach. It’s simple fun, though never properly paced or well acted. Still, for the younger set, there’s some mild fun. Brendan Fraser is Trevor Anderson, intrigued with the theory that the center of the Earth contains something more than molten rock.
Excerpt: No one believes that Trevor Anderson is on to something. The science professor's unconventional hypotheses have put him on the fringe of the academic community. But during an expedition in Iceland, Trevor and his teenage nephew, Sean, accompanied by their beautiful local guide, Hannah, make a breakthrough discovery that launches them on a thrilling adventure into the unknown.
Excerpt: When Trevor Anderson (Brendan Fraser) discovers his missing brother's notes, he sets out to Iceland with his nephew (Josh Hutcherson) to investigate his sibling's geological theories. Enlisting a fellow scientist's daughter (Anita Briem) as a guide, their Icelandic mountain trek descends into the center of the earth, where dinosaurs and other strange prehistoric creatures still dwell.
Excerpt: For decades theme parks have made attractions out of 3D movies-- Universal's Terminator 3D, or MGM's Muppets 3D-- so it makes sense that the first big live-action 3D movie of the current 3D craze feels like a theme park attraction. The journey of Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D feels like a visit to Frontierland, with boat rides, mine carts, and one heck of a log flume.