Journey to the Center of the Earth – Movie Review

 

A movie theater full of Elvis Costellos.

I’m not that old, but I did see the old version as a kid, even though it was considered an old movie when I did (hehehe – confusing you with my real age now?). Has nothing to do with this one.

This movie is all about the 3D. And I must say, the 3D looks great.  It’s a great effect, and fun to watch, and even better since we all look like Elvis Costello with these glasses on:

 

Brendan Fraser looks his Brendan Frasery as always. His best casting was for George of the Jungle, hitting the trees was exactly what he looks like he’ll do, and I’ll keep it at that. I do admit I really liked his role in Blast from the Past, but I can blame Christopher Walken’s influence on that…

Josh Hutcherson is doing a good job (which his role in Bridge to Terabithia will always make me sad when thinking of it), Anita Briem (who? Exactly) is OK…

I find it a far cry from Jules Verne’s spirit of the story if you are looking for it…

This is a fun movie to watch, action/adventure with good scenes, but I’d say that if it wasn’t in 3D, it would have been a disappointing movie, too flat and kind of predictable… The 3D takes it the one step over the threshold of recommendation… so go see it in the theatre… it is not going to fly with home DVD  in 2D or low level 3D (color glasses) at home, so it’s either now or never…

L.