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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. 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: 17 out of 48
  2. Negative: 15 out of 48
  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. Jan 28, 2012
    8
    Journey to the center of the Earth is funny, entertaining and visually dazzling and the chemistry between the three stars lights up the screenJourney to the center of the Earth is funny, entertaining and visually dazzling and the chemistry between the three stars lights up the screen which helps the film be a heartfelt and surprisingly original adventure. I give this movie 79%. Expand
  3. AustinM.
    Dec 11, 2008
    7
    I'd would give this a 6, but 3D gave it a point up. I'd say this a really good family film. Really Good. I was expecting it to be I'd would give this a 6, but 3D gave it a point up. I'd say this a really good family film. Really Good. I was expecting it to be atleast okay, because I saw the Mummy movies with Brendan Fraser, and he was good in those. This movie actually beat my expectations. Watch this with a mediocre feeling, you'll like it more. Expand
  4. Mar 27, 2015
    5
    An ok action/adventure film for the whole family to enjoy, especially younger kids. The story isn't great, but the visuals and SFX are prettyAn ok action/adventure film for the whole family to enjoy, especially younger kids. The story isn't great, but the visuals and SFX are pretty good. It has enough to keep all ages entertained for 90 minutes but the kids will no doubt enjoy it more. 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. Jan 1, 2012
    3
    Tout portait à croire que cette énième version du roman de Jules Verne serait destinéeTout portait à croire que cette énième version du roman de Jules Verne serait destinée à un jeune public. En effet, Voyage au Centre de la Terre possède un humour bon enfant, des bons sentiments et surtout de l'action. Pour ce qui est des spectateurs plus âgés, c'est une autre affaire... Cet humour pour gosses devient dépassé (sans même faire sourire par moment), l'ambiance émotionnelle frôle la niaiserie et l'ensemble a tout d'un aspect téléfilm. En somme, Voyage au Centre de la Terre a tout du divertissement que l'on regarde qu'une seule fois (il faut dire que l'on s'attache aux personnages, l'univers visuel est inégal mais jouissif et que l'ensemble ne manque pas de ryhme), mais certaiment pas que l'on s'y attarde une seule seconde de plus. Un régal pour les enfants (ludique et agréable), un nanar visuel qui fait passer le temps pour les adultes. Expand
  7. Thismoviesucks
    Jul 12, 2008
    0
    Amazingly bad dialouge, fx and redicuously unrealistic stunts.

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