Overall Rating: 7.5
Journey to the Center of the Earth was more like an amusement park ride rather than a movie. Overall the movie was not bad it just was not good. I think it’s main problem was the lack of focus and conflicting expectations. The movie did make me laugh at times and although I would not watch it again I do not regret watching it once.
Journey to the Center of the Earth is about Prof. Trevor Anderson who is a scientist desperately clutching onto his lost brothers research into volcano vents. While watching his brothers son Sean Anderson they come across the science fiction novel by Jules Verne and a break through in the research. They go on expedition to Iceland with the help of a local guide Hannah Sigurbjornsdottir when they make an amazing discovery after falling into a hole that takes them deep beneath the Earths surface.
Watching Journey to the Center of the Earth was like going to an amusement park where the audience was subjected to a series of disjointed rides that had loosely anything to do with each other. The movie lacked a story line more complex then “stuff happens.”
There was a definite focus on providing cheep thrill and shots for the 3D medium but done so to the degree that they sacrificed any story.
I was left with conflicting expectations because the movie used the name of a book that was a scientific romance so one might expect a speculative fiction movie but that expectation was far from reality. This was a pure adventure tale that took me on a forced march through a spectacular foreign environment with out even exploring any of it.
- It was funny
- They provided many opportunities to appreciate the 3D effects
- The overall movie experience was fun
Dislikes / Concerns
- The appalling lack of story
- It repeatedly breaks the immaculate reality
- Conflicting expectations
- It was throwaway media aka good for one use
- could care less for the characters
- They don’t spend any time to explore the center of the earth.
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