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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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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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1.78 : 1
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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

While Sean is Googling in the airplane, he types without an on-screen keyboard. The PSP's only method of text input is through the triple-tap on-screen keyboard. See more »

Quotes

Trevor: Where are we?
Sean: [Reading from the map] Have we passed... Hvamsvik?
Trevor: Havamsvich? I don't know.
Sean: Have we passed... Engarsstadir?
Trevor: No.
Sean: Reynivir?
Trevor: I don't know.
Sean: Hasvik?
Trevor: No!
Sean: Glaundarhol?
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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 »

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Journey Theme
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Real D made this movie worth it
26 June 2008 | by See all my reviews

So I just got back from a screening and I thought the movie was OK. Overall, it was just the regular adventure-movie. The actors weren't bad, but I had seen better performances of them. The story is kind of a standard one. A guy with no close relatives has to watch over a boy and goes on an adventure with him. I'm not gonna spoil the ending, but I'm probably not gonna be able to... Now, I do have to say that I wasn't bored during the movie; it was acted out well enough, and it had its thrilling moments. But those things wouldn't be enough to recommend it for, though. My main concern was that some scenes were just too obviously made to make the movie adventurous. (like a 'rollercoaster-ride' in a mine). The only thing I would recommend it for would be the Real-D. It's a huge difference with the regular (IMAX-)3D. The image is crystal clear, and it all looks very realistic, and it seemed like some shots were especially made for the 3D-effect (which really made me jump sometimes). So, if you're interested in new techniques, go see it in 3D, it's an interesting experience. The movie itself is just not really worth your money. It's a regular adventure-movie with good SFX, but nothing original or special in it.


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