Reviews and Problems with Journey To The Center Of The Earth
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Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
4 May 2012
Conclusion: That old adage "they don't make 'em like that anymore" certainly has no better example than this thrilling 1959 version of Journey to the Center of the Earth . This is a film that taps into a childlike sense of wonder and presents a beautifully rendered alien world that just happens to (supposedly) lie right beneath our feet.
Conclusion: Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D has its moments. Its 3D presentation has its moments, its video transfer has its moments, its audio commentary has its moments, and its DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track certainly has its moments. But it isn't a consistent experience, not by any means, and the unwieldiness takes its toll. If you have a deep love of Journey to the Center of the Earth , or don't already own a copy, this version is definitely the way to go.
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: 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: 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: 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.
Journey to the Center of the Earth on Blu-ray Review
30 December 2008
Excerpt: The Film This latest adaptation of Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth takes an unusual approach, acknowledging the original book as an inspiration for its characters. Following up on his late brother's research, a science professor embarks on an incredible adventure to locate the shortcut to a fantastic world far beneath the surface of our world.
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.
Conclusion: Journey to the Center of the Earth offers a genuine sense of wonder, excitement, and adventure, all the while reveling in its compelling imagery that is only gimmicky to a point and never heavy-handed. The movie will leave only but the most jaded of audiences smiling and satisfied thanks to to its easygoing, honest, family-friendly approach to adventure. New Line Cinema's Blu-ray release of Journey to the Center of the Earth features dazzling 3-D imagery.