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Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)

Set in the late 1870's - A woman hires an anthropologist/adventurer to track down her husband, who has disappeared while searching for an elusive passage to the center of the earth.

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T.J. Scott

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Thomas Baum (teleplay) (as Tom Baum), William Gray | 1 more credit »
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Ricky Schroder ... Jonathan Brock (as Rick Schroder)
Victoria Pratt ... Martha Dennison
Peter Fonda ... Edward Dennison
Steven Grayhm ... Abel Brock
Mike Dopud ... Sergei Petkov
Jonathan Brewer ... Wakinta
Elyse Levesque ... Emily
Richard Side ... Solomon Smith
Carmen Moore ... Priestess
Ken Kirzinger ... Fighter
Jorge Vargas ... Wakinta Guard (as Jorgito Vargas Jr.)
Simon Baker ... Wakinta Rescuer (as Simon R. Baker)
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Set in the late 1870's - A woman hires an anthropologist/adventurer to track down her husband, who has disappeared while searching for an elusive passage to the center of the earth. Written by Anonymous

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There were 3 "Journey" movies released in 2008. See more »

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The night is dark in the summer in Alaska; where it is always light. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Abel Brock: [just knocked to the ground] Uncle! Uncle!
Sergei Petkov: What time is it Abel?
Abel Brock: 4:30.
Sergei Petkov: Well, I think I played with this guy long enough.
Abel Brock: No, not this time.
Sergei Petkov: Bet the wad...
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Connections

Version of Journey to the Center of the Earth (1967) See more »

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Mediocre and short budgeted rendition based on Jules Verne classic novel
16 January 2010 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Lighthearted romp for kids and teenagers based upon the Jules Verne book. An anthropologist named Jonathan Breck (Rick Schroder) and his niece (Steven Grayhm) undergo a hazardous voyage hired by Martha Dennison (Victoria Pratt) to find clues of her husband Edward (Peter Fonda) who disappeared five years earlier during an expedition to the center of the earth in Alaska (at the original novel is Iceland) recently bought to Russia. The trio along with a Russkie scout descend into deep caverns and discover a way leading to the planet's center. They have to deal with numerous risks, dangers, endure torrential floods, prehistoric animals and discover a forest with a lost tribe but not the lost city of Atlantis as happens in the classic novel.

This inferior adaptation is a special version of the Jules Verne adventure yarn . There're rip-roaring action, spirit of adventure, derring-do, thrills, but results to be quite boring. It's a brief fun with average special effects , passable set decoration , functional art direction and minimum use of computer generator. Acceptable cinematography, being filmed in Columbia British , Canada and atmospheric soundtrack . Highlights of the voyage includes a roller-coaster trip, a terrifying odyssey in sailing, with appearance of prehistoric reptile such as Plesiosaurius , Pterodactilus, and many others events. The film is produced in low budget by the usual Robert Halmi Sr. and Jr. who had formerly produced another version directed by George Miller , plus financed Jules Verne's 20.000 leagues under the sea(1997) directed by Michael Anderson. The motion picture is middling directed by T. J. Scott.

Other versions about this known story are the following : Classic adaptation (1959) by Henry Levin with James Mason as Lindenbrook, Pat Boone,Diane Baker and Arlene Dahl; Spanish version (1976)by Juan Piquer with Kenneth Moore , Jack Taylor, and TV adaptation by George Miller with Treat Williams, Jeremy London and Bryan Brown and another inferior television picture (2008)by David Jones with Greg Evigan and Dedee Pfeiffer. And of course, recent and successful take on filmed in 3D, produced and starred by Brendan Fraser with Anita Briem and Josh Hutcherson. Rating : Below average.


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