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Journey to the Center of the Earth (Full Screen)
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Anyway, a nice TV movie for fans of the imagination.
This is a harmless enough movie, but prone to sentimentality, and very predictable plot contrivances. The villains are a breed of bipedal reptiles with huge claws and frightening teeth who, when they jump our heroes, merely jump them and try to wrestle them to the ground...they don't bite. They don't slash. They wrestle. At one point, Treat Williams appears to kick off the "head" of one of these beasts...or to knock off the headpiece of the costume. (You don't see more than a few of these creatures at once, although we are to believe there is a large society of them...clearly, the producer did not have an adequate costume budget!)
I like camp, and there is a certain campy element to this movie--intentional, I hope. The subterranean tribe of humans who take our heroes, for instance, in are made up of brutish, hairy, grunting men, and utter babes in two-piece bikinis. They have wonderful midriffs. And they are not the least bit sexually bashful. What a break for our travellers! If this is deliberate camp, it's played too straight really to work.
I dunno...rent it for the kids, I guess. But don't incur any late fees with this one. You'll be sorry.
Aside from the poor acting and shallow, one dimensional and unbelievably predictable characters you have once again Hollywood's ridiculous predilection with taking the previous century's works and turning them into politically correct pablum for the superficial minds of the late twentieth century movie watcher.
Rebel against the presupposition that the average viewer isn't interested in good literature being accurately adapted for the screen. Spare yourself this piece and watch one of A&E's recent great productions or one of those done by PBS or the BBC. Let this film find its way to oblivion where it belongs.
1.In the book,they're guide was Icelandish.In this one,he's Scottish(!) with an accent so thick that half the time it sounds like hes barking.Not only that but he fills every stereotype of a scott,e.g Drinks alot,eats meat raw,is crude,wears a beard, etc.I'm surpprized that he didn't wear a celt and play the bag pipes.
2.In the book,no dinosaurs! Sure there were sea serpents,giant turtules,and mamoths.but not really any dinosaurs.In this "movie",dinosaurs are just about as common as air.Including dinosaurs in a story is good,but make them plusable.I don't fake-looking computer animated dinosaurs would evole down there with out change.Personaly I think the dinosaurs looked more realistic as lizards with horns and fins glued to them.
3.The computer-animated dinosaur the crew kills is taken out with one shot.Right.And his comment afterwards is "I'm sorry,but all of my reserch tells me is these things are stricly vegetarians".I smirked at that immortal line.
4.When in the book do dinosaurs evole into intelligent beings parelell to humans? Plus they are ugly so they have got to be evil.
5.When in the book do they ever encounter a human tribe that is white? The only thing that I can think of is the giants which keep Mamoths as pets.
6.The producers sat down and thought "Now how to we make a redwood forest look like a jungle at the center of the earth...I know! Let's spray paint it blue!
7.The love interest:The native red-hair women has virtully no facal expression at all!Read more ›
And young Jonas Litton (Jeremy London) following his uncle into the earth is searching himself and life, finding out who he is and how he fits into the world. Very innocent and personally nostalgic.
Treat Williams' performance is amazing. If you didn't know Treat was an actor you'd think that they went out and found a professor and asked him to play the part of Theodore Litton. So convincing is his performance that its scary..!
Although parts of this movie are kinda cheesy and the caves underground are mysteriously lighter than they should be it is still a good movie.
I recommend it to everyone who has a creative and imaginative spirit. It's a fun ride.
Most recent customer reviews
I HATE THIS MOVIE!!!! I CAN'T BELEIVE I SAT THROUGH THIS CRAPPY MOVIE! IT DID NOT CONNECT TO THE BOOK IN ANY KIND OF WAY! Read morePublished on July 16 2004
what is up with these remakes ?
this one was not interesting one bit
treat williams is a good actor but this movie is garbage !
The only thing this movie has going for it are the special effects, after that forget it. In the original, which had surprisingly good special effects, we have the more important... Read morePublished on March 14 2003 by C. Freeman
Great news for fans of the classic James Mason/Pat Boone version...DVD to be released 3/4/2003!!Published on Dec 19 2002
As a fan of the James Mason/Pat Boone version I had hopes for this adaptation of the Verne novel. I wish amazon had the option to give movies no stars, because this movie isn't... Read morePublished on Nov. 20 2002 by Darren Harrison
Why can't we have the original version with James Mason and Pat Boone? It is one of may all-time favorite movies. This one doesn't do much for me.Published on Nov. 15 2002 by Russ Bellinger
This movie has a few good points such as it plods along and has some decent scenes like the Amazons fighting the men, the lizard men stalking them, and the evil husband they came... Read morePublished on Oct. 8 2002 by C. A. Luster
Whoever directed this movie should find a new career. It is terrible. I don't understand why the orginal with Pat Boone is not on DVD. It does deserve 5 stars.Published on May 10 2002
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