STARRING Brendan Fraser (Trevor), Josh Hutcherson (Sean), Anita Briem (Hannah)
WRITTEN by Michael Weiss, Jennifer Flackett, Mark Levin
based on the novel by Jules Verne
DIRECTED by Eric Brevig
ANALYSIS: JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH is one of the first films to be filmed in the new 3D technology. It is inspired
by the Jules Verne novel. The premise follows Trevor (Brendan Fraser) who seeks answers to what happened to his brother who
disappeared years ago. He takes his nephew Sean along with him on a trip to Iceland where they hook up with mountain climber
Hannah. Hannah's father and Trevor's brother Max believed the book by Jules Verne was true. Soon the three of them find themselves
at the center of the Earth and a race against time following the places that were in the book to get out before everything
becomes too hot. They must brave man-eating plants, carnivore fish, and a T-Rex to get home.
JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH will probably impress people even more if they saw it in 3D. I saw it on a regular screen.
It's not bad a for a harmless adventure film that is suitable for the whole family. The story is simple and entertaining enough
given I had low expectations about the film. I had fun and enjoyed it. The visuals of Iceland and the center of the Earth
(created partrly by CGI) is very impressive.
Director Eric Brevig and Star Brendan Fraser contribute an audio commentary for the film as Brendan makes a few jokes while
both reveal details about the production.
Three featurettes are also on the DVD-
A WORLD WITHIN OUR WORLD- a history of the various people who believed in the Hollow Earth concept during the last 500 years
BEING JOSH- a look in the day of the actor who plays Sean
HOW TO MAKE A DINOSAUR DROOL- how they made the drool
Rounding out the extras are two interactive challenges for the ADVENTURE AT THE CENTER OF THE EARTH CHALLENGE
FINAL ANALYSIS: JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH is a fun film. Enough fun for the whole family. I wish the DVD had more
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