In order to restore their dying safe haven, the son of Poseidon and his friends embark on a quest to the Sea of Monsters, to find the mythical Golden Fleece, all the while trying to stop an ancient evil from rising.
Brandon T. Jackson
Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures.
A teenage girl discovers her father has an amazing talent to bring characters out of their books and must try to stop a freed villain from destroying them all, with the help of her father, her aunt, and a storybook's hero.
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
When Trevor opens the box of stuff belonging to his lost brother, he pulls out an odd wooden item, declares that he doesn't know what it is, and sets it aside. The item is a Holmes Stereoscope, a device designed in 1861 by the American physician and writer, Oliver Wendell Holmes for the viewing of so-called "stereocards". A stereocard is like a postcard which has a left-view and right-view photograph mounted alongside one another. When viewed through this stereoscope, the photographs are merged into one 3-D image (a process later adopted for the ViewMaster viewers and cards). The Holmes Stereoscope was a great source of entertainment in the Victorian era. It was, in a sense, the home entertainment center of its day, as it transported its users to exotic places all over the world. Thus, a character in a 3-D movie having no idea what a stereoscope is makes for a cute little 3-D in-joke. See more »
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 »
[holds up Max's yo-yo]
This was your old man's PSP.
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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 »
A flawed, but entertaining action ride that you'll never want to miss!
To be honest, I've never heard of the 1950s movie based on the book by Jules Verne (I've read it by the way) nor the other adaptations that came out at that time and I've regretted not seeing this in theaters, but after watching this nearly three times in a row on a DVD copy, I actually thought this is a pretty good.
But, don't expect a more complex plot than most action films have because there are a lot of flaws with this movie. The story started out very well in the first few minutes, but later it becomes too obvious with some dumb and silly moments throughout the film. The character depth was lacking at times and the ending felt pretty rushed. The fourth flaw that is even worst is it's clichéd script.
With those flaws aside, everything turned out great. The scenery is very imaginative, the costume designs are perfect and the music from Andrew Lockington is excellent. The acting is pretty decent. Nothing great, but nothing awful. Brendan Fraser did excellent as the leading role, Josh Hutcherson did very good as his nephew and Anita Briem did great as the scientist. The dialog is OK, but nothing special, but the strongest aspect is the visuals for it's sheer excellence in detailing the look of what it's like in the center of the earth. The directing is decent and the pacing is very brisk.
Overall, this movie is flawed but an enjoyable action ride that you'll never want to miss!
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