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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Trevor Anderson
... Sean Anderson
... Hannah Ásgeirsson
... Professor Alan Kitzens
... Max Anderson
Jane Wheeler ... Elizabeth
... Old Man
Giancarlo Caltabiano ... Leonard
... Gum-Chewing Girl
... 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 find 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, lightening collapses the entrance and the trio is trapped in the cave. They seek an exit and fall 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  »

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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

Physics error: when calculating the distance of the depth, Brendan Fraiser makes the mistake of multiplying 32*t^2, when it should be 16*t^2. It comes from the physics equation for distance x1=x0+v0*t+(1/2)*a*t^2, where a in this case is gravity, at 9.8 m/s^2, or 32ft/s^2. See more »

Goofs

A few minutes after the mine-wagon race, the three main characters explore a vast cave. Hannah's necklace disappears, then reappears back a few seconds later. See more »

Quotes

[Sean and Trevor have fallen behind Hannah, tired of climbing]
Sean: I call dibs on the mountain guide.
Trevor: What? You're thirteen; you can't call dibs.
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Crazy Credits

As the credits are rolling a stick of dynamite with a burning fuse sometimes falls past them. In the 3D version, it is sometimes in the background and sometimes the foreground. When the credits end the dynamite explodes. See more »

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Fairly enjoyable, but still not anywhere near great
4 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

I was not dreading watching Journey To The Center Of The Earth, but at the same time I was not thinking it was going to be the best movie ever either. I was simply ready to be entertained. Well, when it started up, I immediately became interested, because it looked enjoyable and entertaining and I was being fair on it, no matter how much it was against my nature to try and bash it.

After awhile, as the movie continued on, I got a little restless, and at points flat out bored and uninterested. It was a good movie, but a lot of things were just unneeded and uninteresting, and also they tried to hard to make a cool, awesome, totally tricked out film when they should have focused a little bit more on plot and character structure. (They tried to hard to please the audience, as far as I could tell.) The performances were decent enough, I should add, as well.

Well, overall, it was a nice, enjoyable film, but it is nothing that I would just praise down to the very core of the film, or really care to watch again, because there is not much that absolutely "wows" you throughout the movie, but it entertained, and there were some pretty cool action scenes I guess. Watch with an open mind.


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