Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Kidzworld Logo

Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D Movie Review

Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D Movie Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Jul 10, 2008
( Rating: 3 Star Rating)

When you Journey to the Center of the Earth, there’s no telling what kind of adventure you might find. Kidzworld checks out this 3D FX-fest!

When you Journey to the Center of the Earth, there's no telling what kind of adventure you might find. Kidzworld checks out this 3D FX-fest!

Book Worm

Brendan Fraser (The Mummy Returns) stars as Trevor Anderson, a professor and seismologist whose brother Max mysteriously vanished years ago. Trevor's nephew, Sean, (Josh Hutcherson from Bridge to Terabithia) comes to visit, bringing along some of his Max's papers, including a copy of Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth, noted with Max's hypothesis on how to venture down into the middle of the planet.

Volcanoes in Iceland?

Of course Trevor decides to rush to Iceland to follow his brother's instructions and drags Sean along with him. In Iceland they enlist the help of Hannah (Anita Briem), a mountain guide who's Dad believed Jules Verne's strange ideas about the Earth's core. She is skeptical, but still agrees to guide the guys into the mouth of a volcano. Good idea.

From Bad to Worse

Obviously things don't go quite according to plan as the adventurous crew manages to ride an ancient rail line down to a jeweled cavern, which shatters, sending them tumbling into an abyss. They're finally in the center of the Earth, a land of enormous mushrooms and glowing birds, and as the volcanic activity has temperatures rising, they know they have to escape, somehow. Along the way they run into carnivorous plants, ancient sea-monsters and of course, an angry Tyrannosaurus Rex. Can our heroes, keep moving and find a way out of the incredible world they fell into?

Bottom Line

This movie is all about the action and effects, but definitely lacks in character development and plot. That makes it a perfect flick for 3D though, since having crazy things flying at your face tends to help you ignore the rest. Josh Hutcherson proves himself to be a solid young actor, but Brendan Fraser's style of humor can get annoying fast. Anita Briem looks good as Hannah, but like the rest of the flick, that's about it. If you're looking to spend 90 minutes in a pretty cool theme park ride, you might totally enjoy this movie.


Related Stories:

  • Kitt Kittredge Movie Review
  • Hancock Movie Review
  • Wall-E Movie Review
  • More Movie News and Reviews

    Related Stories


    Which movie are you most excited to see?

    • The Chronicles of Narnia :: Prince Caspian.
    • The Dark Knight.
    • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
    • Wall●E.

    Entertainment In The Forums

    Tyler13coool posted in Movies:
    a movie about the past 1997 it's retro 80s about a post apocalypse nucular war planet where you scavange to survive it's gory somewhat but a good movie about this kid who funds a lazer gun and becomes a hero and saves his friends!
    reply 4 days
    hight in the sky not a cloud is on ground and goats live on it and it once exploded what am I.
    reply 4 days
    ishani15 posted in Celebs:
    iisuperwomanii wengie alishamarie maybaby mostlysane 
    reply 4 days
    Lolly20 posted in TV Shows:
    yeah i love it 8) 8) 8) 8)
    reply 5 days
    ninjagirl111 posted in Movies:
    Hello, this is where the anime people talk! :)
    reply 5 days