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...
Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D Blu-ray Review
15 January 2012
Summary: With Journey 2: The Mysterious Island set to hit theaters in February (minus Brendan Fraser and Anita Briem, plus Dwayne Johnson and Michael Caine), Warner Brothers is giving Journey to the Center of the Earth fans a series refresher; presented in full 3D and featuring, for the first time, a lossless audio track.
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: 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: 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: 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.
Summary: The influence of Science Fiction spreads far and wide. Credited with revolutionary ideas and innovations, inspiring generations of scientists, and engendering a sense of awe at the natural wonders of the world and piquing the curiosity of the unknown in countless millions of fans, the genre -- as enjoyed through a wide array of mediums, including literature, comics, radio, television, and cinema -- has left an indelible mark on the modern history of mankind.
Excerpt: Way back in the prehistoric-CGI days of 1993, one of the big award-winners livening up animation festivals was "Devil's Mine Ride," a first-person-POV motion simulator that sent viewers caroming through a spectacularly detailed, disintegrating mine. There were a couple of negligible framing scenes, but mostly, the short was about watching a wholly manufactured world whiz by, full of stomach-churning veers and drops.