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  • Summary: During a scientific expedition in Iceland, visionary scientist Trevor Anderson , his nephew Sean and their beautiful local guide, Hannah, are unexpectedly trapped in a cave from which their only escape is to go deeper and deeper into the depths of the Earth. Traveling throughDuring a scientific expedition in Iceland, visionary scientist Trevor Anderson , his nephew Sean and their beautiful local guide, Hannah, are unexpectedly trapped in a cave from which their only escape is to go deeper and deeper into the depths of the Earth. Traveling through never-before-seen worlds, the trio comes face-to-face with surreal and unimaginable creatures--including man-eating plants, giant flying piranha, glow birds and terrifying dinosaurs from days past. The explorers soon realize that as volcanic activity increases around them, they must find a way back to the earth's surface before it is too late. (Warner Brothers) Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 35
  2. Negative: 1 out of 35
  1. 80
    Terrific family entertainment, an action comedy on a par with "Night at the Museum" and "National Treasure."
  2. 75
    The most entertaining 3-D movie I've ever seen.
  3. It's harmless fun, and it makes for an often impressive display of the latest generation of computer-wizardry. But the enterprise is utterly void of substance: instantly forgettable and about as enriching as a rerun of "Johnny Quest."
  4. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    60
    Neither the acting nor the story matters much here; the movie is simply the sum of its 3D effects.
  5. It would be barely passable under normal circumstances, but in 3-D it's a circus of excellent FX.
  6. It has its modicum of suspense, and Brendon Fraser, who stars as intrepid professor Trevor Anderson – who does indeed journey to the center of the Earth – is his usual heroically affable self.
  7. Reviewed by: Robert Wilonsky
    30
    If the 3D here is better than average, SLIGHTLY, the rest of the movie brings it way, way down--not quite to the center of the earth, but at least a good six feet under.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 45
  2. Negative: 15 out of 45
  1. phils.
    Jul 26, 2008
    10
    Excellent Saturday morning fun. My 6 year old loved - and that is who it is aimed at - excellent cartoon fun.
  2. AdrianM.
    Jun 30, 2008
    9
    I thought this was a great action movie. It's not a James Bond- type of action film, but it worked out well with some comedy mixed in I thought this was a great action movie. It's not a James Bond- type of action film, but it worked out well with some comedy mixed in with it. It wasn't as corny as you might expect it to be. Brendan Fraser and Anita Briem gave good performances It's a good movie to bring the whole family to. The 3D aspect wasn't perfect but definitely made it more interesting. My advice is to sit somewhere in the middle of the theatre. Expand
  3. LA.
    Jul 23, 2008
    8
    This is an OK young kids movie. But when the 3D is added it is a really fun movie for any aged person who has some love of fun in them.
  4. Dec 29, 2013
    5
    "Journey to the Center of the Earth" was so boring at times that I wanted to just stop watching it. Well, I still lived through it. I'm just"Journey to the Center of the Earth" was so boring at times that I wanted to just stop watching it. Well, I still lived through it. I'm just gonna say that this movie is mostly dull and has some fun and cheesy scenes here and there. Seriously, the script was so damn terrible. The only reason I am not giving this film a lower rating is because there are some decent CGI. Expand
  5. Jan 11, 2014
    4
    Visual effects are on par, but the story and the acting sink this movie way down the list. Almost everything could've been improved, includingVisual effects are on par, but the story and the acting sink this movie way down the list. Almost everything could've been improved, including the miscast of Brendan Frazier. Boy, is that guy making some crap movie nowadays. Expand
  6. Dec 20, 2012
    3
    WHY WAS THIS MOVIE MADE? Sorry for the all caps rage! This is a mediocre waste-land where good movie go to die. Horrible, cheap, played forWHY WAS THIS MOVIE MADE? Sorry for the all caps rage! This is a mediocre waste-land where good movie go to die. Horrible, cheap, played for "laughs". Jesus....what a freakin' waste. Expand
  7. Thismoviesucks
    Jul 12, 2008
    0
    Amazingly bad dialouge, fx and redicuously unrealistic stunts.

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