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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Review of film: “JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH” -- A Voyage that’s WORTH the effort!

Review of film:   “JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH   -- A Voyage that’s WORTH the effort! =  

                                        [ RATING:  8.5 of 10 stars ] 

Date Rated: May 23, 2008 | Rel. Date: Jul 11, 2008 =

At an advance preview, star BRENDAN FRASER & Director ERIC BREVIG spoke glowingly in person of how nearly- revolutionary their film was re being ground-breaking new technology. To my surprise, they were NOT exaggerating: the Real-D process involved shooting 3-D with new digital cameras providing exceptional depth to objects and action, with the finished product provided on a hard drive for projection... 

...  It was so effective, I was caused to FLINCH 2 or 3 times because of the REALISM of unexpected things flying out ‘at’ me. The simple story has some great special-effects as science professor Brendan, his nephew (played by JOSH HUTCHERSON) & their Icelandic guide (ANITA BRIEM) seek info about the nephew’s father-- leading them to a Jules Verne world of giant flowers, dinosaurs and other creatures and adventures...

...  The actors provide a well-done believable base to the often-amazing story. It’s a FUN fantasy, likely to be in the forefront of a new wave of films offered with sense-expanding effects.

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