SAME PLANET. DIFFERENT WORLD.
Professor Trevor Anderson (Brendan Fraser) takes his teenage nephew (Josh Hutcherson) with him to Iceland where they team up with a local guide (Anita Briem) and suddenly find themselves in a cave leading to the center of the Earth. A new take on the Jules Verne novel where the characters learn that the author wrote a true story. Mostly an excuse to showcase astonishing new digital 3D effects; this is the first live-action film to feature them, but without that ingredient there’s little here to get excited about. Innocuous fun for the family, leaving you with a taste of plastic in your mouth.
2008-U.S. 93 min. Color. Directed by Eric Brevig. Novel: Jules Verne. Cast: Brendan Fraser (Trevor Anderson), Josh Hutcherson (Sean Anderson), Anita Briem (Hannah Ásgeirsson), Seth Meyers.
Trivia: Followed by Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012).