Summary: I can't speak to the 3-D version of this movie but this ordinary flat version appeals to my inner eight-year-old. They could have done more with creature effects but apparently the money went to 3-D. Solid family entertainment with a commentary Fraser fans will enjoy.
Excerpt: I saw "Journey to the Center of the Earth" in its initial theatrical release at my local movie theater in CinemaScope, stereophonic sound, and Color by Deluxe. You could hear female audience go crazy when Pat Boone first appeared -- somewhat akin to the Beatles making their film debut years later. It has remained a sentimental childhood favorite.
Summary: A stupid scientist and his stupid nephew travel to Iceland to investigate some seismic activity. They find themselves on a journey to another land that exists only in the center of the earth. This movie has alright visual effect's but the acting is bad and the 3-D is not so good.
Excerpt: Video only small improvement in detail over dvd, limited by an older existing element which needs to be updated. Audio very good with strong LFE. Colors pleasing and strong. Lots of marks and imperfections on print. If you're a fan you'll get it because it's the best home transfer available, but not by much over dvd. Screenshots of blu ray vs dvd can be found here.