Adequate entertainment as man and boy travel to the Earth’s core

2008-07-20 00:00

Journey to the Center of the Earth is the motion picture adaptation of Jules Verne’s classic novel and stars Brendan Fraser as science professor Trevor Anderson, whose relevance at the workplace has depreciated to liability status as his class has dwindled to a number of just two.

The film is littered with moments of frivolous humour that goes down well with pre-teen audiences, but ultimately lends a cheesy element to the overall picture. While Brendan Fraser’s quirky portrayal of Trevor Anderson is adequate, he is rather unfortunately let down by poor performances from co-stars that are obvious to even the most untrained eye. Any viewer willing to suspend their disbelief through the 93 minutes of Journey to the Center of the Earth would be severely tested in that the computer-generated imagery is average at best and the script is poorly constructed — our heroes consistently defy logic through poor decision making that inevitably leads to more high-octane action. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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