Sunday, October 12, 2008

Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)

6/10 (8.5/10 for Disney fans)

Entertaining, very,very Disney. Imagine, Indiana Jones,crank up the family Disney levels, and you will have a real good idea what to expect from this film. Full of corny tongue in check humor, a crazy amount of crazy close calls, and a ton of Jurassic park effects and themes! The characters are put through more bone crushing thrills and spills, explosions that would sear the flesh from bones, falls that would make a large splat stain on the ground than in any other film I have seen recently. Yet they come out with a few smudges of dirt and no apparent loss of motor function. All in all the film is a goof and the fact that it isn't a film that is trying to be serious is the only reason it manages to stay entertaining despite it's ridiculousness. I think my opinion would have been higher if I had sen the 3d version though.

The Plot:

A science professor whose radical theories have completely tarnished his reputation. While backpacking across Iceland with his nephew Sean, the two explorers find a cave that leads them deep down into the bowels of the planet. And so they go on a quest to find out what has happened to the scientist's missing brother, a scientist, his nephew and their mountain guide discovers a fantastic and dangerous lost world in the center of the earth. There they discover a bizarre landscape filled with terrifying creatures.

The Cast:

Brendan Fraser ... Prof. Trevor Anderson

Josh Hutcherson ... Sean Anderson

Anita Briem ... Hannah Ásgeirsson

Seth Meyers ... Professor Alan Kitzens

Jean Michel Paré ... Max Anderson

Jane Wheeler ... Elizabeth Anderson

Frank Fontaine ... Old Man

Giancarlo Caltabiano ... Leonard

Kaniehtiio Horn ... Gum-Chewing Girl

Garth Gilker ... Sigurbjörn Ásgeirsson



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