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If you are looking for a mindless fun flick then this is one for you. I can’t imagine anyone going in to see Journey to the Center of the Earth expecting a thoughtful piece of film making. Especially considering that the main selling point of this film is the fact that it is in 3D. But it is fun. Action sequences and the wonder that is 3d. Honestly, it is great. I loved it for that U2 concert, but in actual film it works too.
The story revolves around Brendan Fraser’s character Trevor, whose brother Max died ten years ago on an expedition involving volcanoes, and yes, you guessed it, the centre of the earth. Oh, and his son Sean who happens to be staying with Trevor at the exact time he realises that volcanic stuff is exactly the same as it was when Max went missing. What so what else would you do but take your 13 year old nephew off to Iceland for further investigations.
And that is the level of the plot. So don’t go looking for good reasons for anything that happens. You won’t find it. What you will find is “OMG look, its 3D”. And that is all you need. Cause it really is cool.