Journey to the Centre of the Earth (PG)

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Time Out rating:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>2</span>/5

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<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>4</span>/5
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Time Out says

Posted: Wed Jul 9 2008

In 1975, Rick Wakeman’s irrefutable dexterity on the electronic keyboard was the pretext for bringing Jules Verne’s wide-eyed 1864 adventure novel to a new audience. Now, with the aid of man mannequin Brendan Fraser, this rousing, inquisitive tale of three explorers heading into the bowels of the earth has been unfortunately beleaguered with more pointless gimmickry, this time the migraine-inducing sideshow of 3D.

The film offers a stock cycle of derivative action scenes, and the only real function of spry vulcanologist Trevor (Fraser), his nephew Sean (Josh Hutcheon) and Icelandic tour guide Hannah (Anita Briem) is to deliver the viewer to the next moment of mild 3D peril. But small children will no doubt delight in trying to grab the antennae of oversize creepy crawlies and will baulk at when the requisite T-Rex starts barrelling across the screen. Adults, meanwhile will be left to endure (and perhaps giggle at) a script that relies on repeated use of the word ‘Trevor!!!’.
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Rated:

PG

UK release:

Fri Jul 11, 2008

Duration:

92 mins

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john

The comment you type good family movie.poor acting.weak story line but good visual effects. in this box will appear on the site

abbie

i thought it was amasing but i could see why people have mixed veiws you have to be into your chessy predictable tale to enjoy this one but there are plenty of suprises along the way a great family film!

abbie

i thought it was amasing but i could see why people have mixed veiws you have to be into your chessy predictable tale to enjoy this one but there are plenty of suprises along the way a great family film!

critique

Passable but pointless adventure, all been done before and better. I`ve only ever seen one other 3D movie previously so I award one extra star for the novelty dimensional value.

Niknak

Total rubbish.....waste of money. Rubbish acting, cheesy plot, boring dialouge. Walked out half way through.