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Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)

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On a quest to find out what happened to his missing brother, a scientist, his nephew and their mountain guide discover a fantastic and dangerous lost world in the center of the earth.

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Eric Brevig

Writers:

Michael D. Weiss (screenplay) (as Michael Weiss), Jennifer Flackett (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Brendan Fraser ... Trevor Anderson
Josh Hutcherson ... Sean Anderson
Anita Briem ... Hannah Ásgeirsson
Seth Meyers ... Professor Alan Kitzens
Jean Michel Paré ... Max Anderson
Jane Wheeler Jane Wheeler ... Elizabeth
Frank Fontaine ... Old Man
Giancarlo Caltabiano Giancarlo Caltabiano ... Leonard
Kaniehtiio Horn ... Gum-Chewing Girl
Garth Gilker ... Sigurbjörn Ásgeirsson
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Storyline

Professor Trevor Anderson receives his teenager nephew Sean Anderson. He will spend ten days with his uncle while his mother, Elizabeth, prepares to move to Canada. She gives a box to Trevor that belonged to his missing brother, Max, and Trevor find a book with references to the last journey of his brother. He decides to follow the steps of Max with Sean and they travel to Iceland, where they meet the guide Hannah Ásgeirsson. While climbing a mountain, there is a thunderstorm and they protect themselves in a cave. However, lightening collapses the entrance and the trio is trapped in the cave. They seek an exit and fall in a hole, discovering a lost world in the center of the Earth. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Same Planet. Different World.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for intense adventure action and some scary moments | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Icelandic | Italian

Release Date:

11 July 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,018,141, 13 July 2008

Gross USA:

$101,704,370

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$241,995,151
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Trevor character's brother is named for famous playwright Maxwell Anderson. See more »

Goofs

(at around 13 mins) While Sean is Googling in the airplane, he types without an on-screen keyboard. The PSP's only method of text input is through the triple-tap on-screen keyboard. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Max Anderson: [yelling while falling to his death] Trevor!
Trevor: [wakes up suddenly] Max!
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Crazy Credits

As the credits are rolling a stick of dynamite with a burning fuse sometimes falls past them. In the 3D version, it is sometimes in the background and sometimes the foreground. When the credits end the dynamite explodes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Pair of Kings: Journey to the Center of Mt. Spew (2011) See more »

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User Reviews

Just a Fun Kids' Movie. Best 3D I've Ever Seen.
12 July 2008 | by bigsranchSee all my reviews

It is "Rick O'Connell Goes Deep Underground", since Brendan Fraser is, well, Brendan Fraser. The kid (from RV) is really pretty good. My 8 yr old and his friend loved it. Even my 19 yr old daughter enjoyed it.

The 3D made me remember my fear of heights...after the theater remembered to use the special screen and restarted the movie, 10 minutes into it!

Don't expect more than a cool kids'movie and it is well worth the money. The plot gives you many opportunities to suspend disbelief. You'll also see several prototype amusement park rides!

But if you see it, you MUST see the 3D version. That much is awesome.


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