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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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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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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 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, so 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 »

Goofs

When traveling through the subterranean forest, Trevor reads aloud from A Journey to the Center of the Earth, "The waterfalls, which for a long time could be heard flowing from afar, now cascaded along the towering canyon walls streaming along the rock with no end." This line does not occur in any English translation of the book. See more »

Quotes

Trevor: [as they are climbing] Hey, look at all the schist.
Sean: What?
Trevor: It's a metamorphic rock. Green schist, white schist, mica-garnet schist...
Sean: Oh. Schist.
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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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Journey Theme
Composed By Andrew Lockington
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Great Happy Fun Movie! (No need for 3D at all)
24 June 2012 | by See all my reviews

Well I read a lot of the reviews on here for this film and I was shocked to see how negative they are. It made me be bothered to create an account to add my review.

I was expecting nothing, especially after seeing the sequel first. However this film was a great experience. I wish they had used the same actors for the sequel.

Yes the film is a cliché but do not let that worry you. For it's all the good things you like about fun family films you have seen before, put into one film.

If you have a good/kind heart and fancy a change from normal adult films, this film should be for you!!! Sit back and relax, put your feet up and just escape to a wonderful world of fun, (with or without the kids, he-he.) :D


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