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Journey to the Center of the Earth (1988)

PG | | Adventure | 30 July 1988 (Japan)
Young people exploring a cave in Hawaii fall into a hole, wind up in the lost city of Atlantis.

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Crystina
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Bryan
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Richard
Janie du Plessis ...
Rykov / Shank
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Tola (as Jeff Weston)
Jackie Bernstein ...
Sara (as Jaclyn Bernstein)
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Lochner De Kock ...
Professor Galba (as Lochner de Kock)
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Rodermann / Hairdresser
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Billy Foul
Albert Maritz ...
Mago / Kepple / Lab Assistant
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Loki / Reporter
Lynda Marshall ...
Miss Ferry
Myra Chasen ...
Mrs. Wellington
Marius Du Plooy ...
William Wellington
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Young people exploring a cave in Hawaii fall into a hole, wind up in the lost city of Atlantis.

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Explore the Impossible.

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30 July 1988 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Die Reise zum Mittelpunkt der Erde  »

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Director Albert Pyun hated how the studio took his film from him and spliced it with another film to just to have it released. Because of this he has disowned it and his name doesn't appear on any official releases. See more »

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So bad its good?
13 July 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I guess the answer to my own question is that it is so bad it's good. Fans of the book will probably well and truly dislike this film, but while some of it was like viewing a train wreck, I did find myself moderately enjoying it.

The cast is pretty electric and do their best. They don't have much to work with and the results overall are a mixed bag, plus I admit there were some questionable casting choices initially, but I could actually sort of see some effort. The pacing is pretty good, the direction was at least okay(in some ways) and the film is a good enough length, maybe not long enough to cover the whole story but it wasn't too short or too long in my opinion.

However, I have to admit there are a LOT of problems with this film. The story is incoherent and sometimes hard to follow, while the script has a lot of ups and downs. Complete with some garish cinematography, some amateurish sets and some half-baked special effects. And in case you're wondering, it does bare little resemblance to the book- not that it is a flaw or anything, but in case you love the book and are thinking of seeing this film, I am just warning you in advance it has a number of changes.

Overall, has its moments, but it does have this so bad its good value, so it's watchable but don't expect a masterpiece. 5/10 Bethany Cox


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