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Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)

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On a quest to find out what happened to his missing brother, a scientist, his nephew and their mountain guide discover a fantastic and dangerous lost world in the center of the earth.

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Professor Trevor Anderson receives his teenager nephew Sean Anderson. He will spend ten days with his uncle while his mother, Elizabeth, prepares to move to Canada. She gives a box to Trevor that belonged to his missing brother, Max, and Trevor finds a book with references to the last journey of his brother. He decides to follow the steps of Max with Sean and they travel to Iceland, where they meet the guide Hannah Ásgeirsson. While climbing a mountain, there is a thunderstorm and they protect themselves in a cave. However, a lightening collapses the entrance and the trio is trapped in the cave. They seek an exit and falls in a hole, discovering a lost world in the center of the Earth. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Same Planet. Different World.


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Rated PG for intense adventure action and some scary moments | See all certifications »

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11 July 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D  »

Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£953,878 (UK) (11 July 2008)

Gross:

$101,702,060 (USA) (5 December 2008)
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Trivia

When Trevor lights up the flare and the wall sets on fire because of the magnesium he's supposed to burn himself, the scene in the movie was the second take of the day and in that take Brendan Fraser did burn himself for real. He was holding the road flare too perpendicular and too close in relation of the wall, the flames bounced on the wall and blew back to his bare hand. The screams he makes were a mix of real pain and acting, the production was shut down for a few days. See more »

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When Professor Alan Kitzens is measuring up Trevor's lab with the view to closing it down, Trevor folds his arms after the two shake hands. The scene then cuts to a view of Alan as he walks towards the door, where you see Trevor in the left of the shot folding his arms again. See more »

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Trevor: Where are we?
Sean: [Reading from the map] Have we passed... Hvamsvik?
Trevor: Havamsvich? I don't know.
Sean: Have we passed... Engarsstadir?
Trevor: No.
Sean: Reynivir?
Trevor: I don't know.
Sean: Hasvik?
Trevor: No!
Sean: Glaundarhol?
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The film begins with the sound of a T-Rex walking, which causes the New Line and Walden Media company logos to vibrate slightly. See more »

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3D was the only good part
27 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was another movie in the long line of only good because their in 3D movies. The story and acting was awful, and it felt like I was watching a cheap imitation of Indiana Jones. Brendan Friser's charm can't win this one (hopefully the Mummy 3 is better). The script is just awful and the movie was boring 10 minutes in. The movie was only about 90 minutes and it felt like it dragged on for hours and hours. The plot and some of the things that happen are just stupid and almost like a farce even for a Verne novel. My best bet, don't spend the extra fee theaters are charging for this 3D waste. The 3D effects are awesome, but wasted in this golden turkey.


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