We saw Journey to the Center of the Earth yesterday, and must say it was a great 3D experience.
Journey…is about a science professor whose brother (built a monitoring system for volcanic activity) has been missing for 10 years, and while keeping his nephew discover secret codes inside a copy of Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne.
So Trevor (Brendan Fraser), his nephew Sean (Josh Hutcherson) and a mountain guide Hannah (Anita Briem), set out to find out what happened to Trevor’s brother, Sean’s father. And action persues.
My favorite quote from the movie:
Trevor: [as they were climbing] Hey, look at all the shist.
Trevor: It’s a metamorphic rock. Green shist, white shist, micro-guarded shist.
Sean: Oh. Shist.
I give Journey to the Center of the Earth a 3 1/2 star, although I do feel like it is more like a long IMAX movie. The 3D effects were cool and over all an entertaining movie.
However, my son gives it a 2-star. He is a tougher critic than I am. Actually, his favorite genre of movie is a comedy. So the funnier the movie the better it is to him. He said Journey… is “too boring”. Yep, he likes action movies okay but if it doesn’t tickle his funny bone — it’s too boring. However, he did laugh a few times and he did love the 3D effects. He would hold his hand out and grab at things that would appear to float before your eyes.
I recommend Journey to the Center of the Earth for the 3D experience alone…but do think it is a movie parents will enjoy with their kids. By the way, older kids may enjoy this movie more than say, seven year olds and younger.