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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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Eric Brevig

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Michael D. Weiss (screenplay) (as Michael Weiss), Jennifer Flackett (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Brendan Fraser ... Trevor Anderson
Josh Hutcherson ... Sean Anderson
Anita Briem ... Hannah Ásgeirsson
Seth Meyers ... Professor Alan Kitzens
Jean Michel Paré ... Max Anderson
Jane Wheeler Jane Wheeler ... Elizabeth
Frank Fontaine ... Old Man
Giancarlo Caltabiano Giancarlo Caltabiano ... Leonard
Kaniehtiio Horn ... Gum-Chewing Girl
Garth Gilker ... 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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Taglines:

Same Planet. Different World.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Icelandic | Italian

Release Date:

11 July 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D See more »

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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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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Iceland has no minerals worth mining, let along vast mines as depicted in the film. Iceland is all volcanic rock which is not valuable for mining. See more »

Quotes

Trevor: What are you doing?
Sean: I am Googling at 30 thousand feet.
Trevor: Are you supposed to be doing that?
Sean: Welcome to the 21st century.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Version of Journey to the Center of the Earth (1988) See more »

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Journey Theme
Composed By Andrew Lockington
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User Reviews

Just a Fun Kids' Movie. Best 3D I've Ever Seen.
12 July 2008 | by bigsranchSee all my reviews

It is "Rick O'Connell Goes Deep Underground", since Brendan Fraser is, well, Brendan Fraser. The kid (from RV) is really pretty good. My 8 yr old and his friend loved it. Even my 19 yr old daughter enjoyed it.

The 3D made me remember my fear of heights...after the theater remembered to use the special screen and restarted the movie, 10 minutes into it!

Don't expect more than a cool kids'movie and it is well worth the money. The plot gives you many opportunities to suspend disbelief. You'll also see several prototype amusement park rides!

But if you see it, you MUST see the 3D version. That much is awesome.


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