Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D
(USA, 2007, 92 minutes)
A geophysics professor whose brother disappeared ten years earlier travels all the way to Iceland with his nephew to investigate his findings and discovers a pre-historic world surviving inside the center of the Earth. Amiable special-effects spectacular loosely based on the Jules Verne book, designed primarily as a showcase for the possibilities of digital 3D projection; an agreeable, if forgettable, thrill ride, expertly presented.
A New Line Cinema/Walden Media presentation/production. Starring Brendan Fraser; Josh Hutcherson, Anita Briem, Seth Meyers. Directed by Eric Brevig; produced by Charlotte Huggins, Beau Flynn; screenplay by Michael Weiss, Jennifer Flackett and Mark Levin, inspired by the book by Jules Verne, Journey to the Center of the Earth; music by Andrew Lockington; director of photography (DeLuxe prints, 3D mastering by Foto-Kem), Chuck Schuman; production designer, David Sandefur; costume designer, Mario Davignon; film editors, Paul Martin Smith, Dirk Westenfeldt, Steven Rosenblum; visual effects supervisor, Christopher Townsend.