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Product Details

  • Format: Color
  • Language: English, Icelandic
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: UNRATED
  • Studio: New Line Home Video
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0016Q2D5M
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #101,592 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

Product Description

Fraser/Hutcherson/Briem ~ Journey To The Center Of The Earth (2008)

Customer Reviews

3.2 out of 5 stars

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amanda Richards HALL OF FAME on Oct. 4 2008
Format: DVD
Trevor: Hey, look at all the schist.
Sean: What?
Trevor: It's a metamorphic rock. Green schist, white schist, micro-guarded schist-
Sean: Oh. Schist.

This adaptation of the Jules Verne classic novel features Trevor, a goofy volcanologist (Brendan Fraser), his nephew Sean (Josh Hutcherson) and Hannah, a canny Icelandic tour guide (Anita Briem).

While on a hastily arranged expedition to Iceland to retrieve data from a previously dormant volcanic sensor gadget, the trio emulates Alice by falling down a hole. Curiouser and curiouser, they end up not in Wonderland, but in a lost world, where long-extinct phosphorescent birds flutter by and the flying fish have a serious case of overbite.

Using the storyline of a missing brother and misunderstood Vernian volcanologists, the little group wanders around the treacherous terrain, overcoming insurmountable odds and horrible hardship (Eat your Trilobite, Sean) before reaching the grandly preposterous finale.

Short Attention Span Summary (SASS):

1. Three down the schist hole
2. Things start heating up
3. Underground ocean crossing brings separation anxiety
4. Tyrannosaurus wrecks
5. Geyser erupts with "flare"
6. Strong hint of "to be continued"

A little Goonies, a little Indiana Jones and a lot of tongue-in-cheek adventure, this movie is great as far as light entertainment goes, and can be viewed by the whole family.

[Warning: Beware of lame lines and ridiculous situations.]

Amanda Richards
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Jolley TOP 100 REVIEWER on Nov. 7 2008
Format: DVD
I'm not sure that Jules Verne, who was a stickler for scientific detail - be it imaginary or real - would think too highly of this film, even though it's not a true adaptation of his original novel. In this cinematic world, scientific fact is the equivalent of a prize greased pig - everyone keeps chasing it, but no one ever catches it. If you're going to throw realism to the curb, though, you might as well do it in unabashed grand style - and that is precisely what you get in this 21st century Journey to the Center of the Earth. What you have here is your basic summer-time action comedy. These guys survive falls that Wile E. Coyote couldn't walk away from. Fortunately, the whole thing is entertaining enough to overcome all of the inanities that could otherwise have doomed this film into forgettable silliness. In other words, it's a Brendan Fraser movie. Every time I see Brendan Fraser in a movie, my immediate reaction is to say uh oh and expect the worst - yet every time I actually end up feeling entertained. That's not to say this is a good movie - it's more of what I call a "good enough" movie.

Fraser plays Trevor Anderson, a volcanologist dedicated to continuing his late older brother's studies. Max apparently got himself killed searching for the lost world described in Verne's novel, believing that the father of science fiction was describing fact and not fantasy. Just when his lab is stolen out from under him and all seems to be lost, a 10-day visit with Max's son Sean (Josh Hutcherson) brings with it new clues in the form of notes inside Max's copy of Verne's novel - and this leads uncle and nephew to discover a new site in Iceland they simply have to explore.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Watching and Reading on March 2 2009
Format: Blu-ray
This movie isn't blockbuster materiel and the 3D was one of the primary reasons for obtaining it. Unfortunately the 3D rendition, at least as seen on an LCD flat panel, was quite poor. There is a lot of ghosting and many double images.

The 3D was so poor that it became a distraction and we ended up watching in regular 2D. If they hadn't included the 2D version I would have retuned the disks.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Matthew King on Dec 19 2008
Format: DVD
This movie is just tons of fun. Sure, there's problems; Fraser's wooden acting, the ludicrous premise, the fact that it steals from so many other movies, the surprisingly bad special effects. But despite all this, the movie is still a fine piece of entertainment. Great for kids of course, but it's not so cutesy cutesy and dumbed down that alduts won't enjoy it either.
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By bernie TOP 50 REVIEWER on Nov. 18 2013
Format: Blu-ray
We have seen Brendan Fraser movies at only maintained the title and not the meat of the true story, such as "The Mummy", who does not look a thing like Peter Cushing (1959). Now we are presented with "Journey to the Center of the Earth." However, this movie does give us a good synopsis of the story. Moreover, it is very much fun to watch.

Prof. Trevor Anderson (Brendan Fraser) has lost a brother. Professor Anderson's nephew Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson) has lost a father. Well circumstances force them to spend some time together. They realize that they might be able to find the lost Max Anderson and make a trip to Iceland in pursuit. They are bigger and across the tasty mountain guide Hannah Ásgeirsson (Anita Briem), who has recently lost her father. Both Hannah's father, and Trevor's brother had one thing in common; they were Vernians. So all three each bringing their own unique talents, set off to find the lost Max Anderson.

I first watched the 2D version of this movie in Blu-ray high definition. Some of the scenes were quite beautiful, such as the diamonds that had the lights behind them, so they would glisten in the cave. The movie did look a little bit like it was cranked out at the last minute with many things not thought out. However, it was still fun for the time that it lasted.

Now it was time to watch the 3-D version. , I must say that some of the scenes are spectacular. The trilobite at first may be halved almost at back of the seat. Other scenes instead of extending out into the viewer's space recessed back and looked like the old stereoscopic slides. Occasionally there looked like a pane of glass with a reflection of what was behind it. I am not sure if this was sloppy manufacturing or beyond the technology even of today. No matter the problem, it is well worth the viewing and I hope this will catch on as an industry option.
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