JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH (PG)
D: Eric Brevig
New Line/Walden Media (Beau Flynn & Charlotte
W: Michael D. Weiss, Mark Levin & Jennifer Flackett [based
on the novel by Jules Verne]
DP: Chuck Shuman
Ed: Paul Martin Smith, Dick Westervelt & Steven
Mus: Andrew Lockington
Brendan Fraser (Prof. Trevor Anderson), Josh Hutcherson (Sean
Anderson), Anita Briem (Hannah Asgeirson), Seth Meyers (Prof. Alan Kitzens)
Remake of the 1959 film with updated visual effects,
production design and without the novelty of Pat Boone's folk singing.
50 minutes shorter than the original film, much has been
snipped from Jules Verne's original prose for the sake of intense adventure, and young audience will most certainly prefer this version to the one made five decades earlier.
sequel, "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" was released a couple of years later, mysteriously replacing Brendan Fraser as the lead with Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson