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Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)

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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Sigurbjörn Ásgeirsson
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Storyline

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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Release Date:

11 July 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,018,141, 13 July 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$101,704,370

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$241,995,151
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Trivia

When Trevor cleans his house to prepare for the arrival of his nephew, he places some plates on top of a book titled, "Exploring the Deep Frontier: The Adventure of Man in the Sea" written by Dr. Sylvia Earle. Dr. Earle holds the record for the deepest untethered ocean dive (1250 feet) to the bottom of the ocean. See more »

Goofs

When Sean is lying on the "beach" after being carried across the ocean by the kite, he is wearing gloves. In the next shot, when he is standing up, the gloves are gone. In the next shot, he takes the gloves off. In the following shot, as he begins to follow the bird, they are gone again. See more »

Quotes

[noticing the mountain behind them]
Trevor: That's Mount Vesuvius! Hey Sean, if your mom asks you what you did this weekend, you tell her uncle Trevor took you to Italy.
Sean: Italy?
Trevor: Si.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the movie, the bird flies out of the picture and creates a bright flash. The end credits begin with a couple of the bird's feathers drifting down. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.82 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Journey Theme
Composed By Andrew Lockington
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3D was the only good part
27 July 2008 | by 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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