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2008-07-11 12:00:38

By Jeff Simon, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jul. 11--What I like so much about "Journey to the Center of the Earth" isn't the 3-D, although I can't tell you how much the 3-D glasses and the process itself have improved since the days when people watched movies like "House of Wax" (most people's favorite 3-D junk), "Bwana Devil" and "Phantom of the Rue Morgue" (my personal favorite -- for the scare that comes when the dead body stuffed up the chimney suddenly descends into living room view)....

2008-07-11 09:00:40

By Jeff Vice Deseret News JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH -- ** -- Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson, Anita Briem; rated PG (violence) In many respects, "Journey to the Center of the Earth" resembles one of those image-projection-and-rollercoaster-action rides you'll find at amusement parks around the United States. Unfortunately, that not only includes the film's special-effects sequences but also its plot, which is a little too sketchy and threadbare for its own good. And as a...

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2008-07-11 09:00:00

There are two ways to see Journey to the Center of the Earth: In plain old two dimensions and, in theaters equipped with the proper projectors, in 3-D format. The second option is definitely the way to go. A brisk, undemanding adventure aimed squarely at the family market, Journey is completely passable in 2-D. But viewing it through 3-D glasses not only quadruples the movie's entertainment value, it also explains why characters are constantly thrusting things at the camera. First-time...

2008-07-11 09:00:40

By Robert Philpot, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 11--Watching a scripted 3-D movie can be a little bit like listening to someone who's telling a story but stops every couple of minutes to say, "Wanna see my next trick?" In Journey to the Center of the Earth, the 3-D tricks come flying at you quickly: Ewwww, it looks like Brendan Fraser just spit water on us! Cool, Seth Meyers did something with a tape measure that's really pointless, but it looked great in 3-D! Duck, there's an ugly...

2008-07-11 09:00:40

By Nick Chordas, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 11--Journey to the Center of the Earth is reportedly the first live-action, feature-length film shot in digital 3-D. Unfortunately, being the answer to a trivia question doesn't necessarily translate into a memorable moviegoing experience. Journey, in fact, isn't really a movie at all. Based loosely on the novel by Jules Verne, the 92-minute action romp plays more like a showcase for the burgeoning technology than an organized...

2008-07-11 06:00:30

By Claudia Puig Journey to the Center of the Earth is not so much a movie as an amusement park ride. As a ride, it's a reasonably exciting way to pass the time. A perilous sea voyage on a dinosaur's jawbone while dodging flying fish is fun, as is a harrowing spin on a mining cart inside a spooky cavern. But as a movie, it's flat and predictable, though the visuals are often striking. Based, of course, on Jules Verne's literary classic, the movie starts out well enough while the...

2008-07-11 03:00:23

DALLAS _ 3-D is having a moment. Of course, it's had other moments, from the golden age of the early 1950s to one-off sensations such as 1983's "Jaws 3-D." But 2008 has already seen perhaps the world's biggest band release a concert film in 3-D ("U2 3D"), while another 3-D film opened at No. 1 ("Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour"). And in the next few weeks, two more such films will be hitting screens: "Journey to the Center of the Earth," which opens today, and...

2008-07-10 21:00:20

By ADAM GRAHAM "Journey to the Center of the Earth - 3D" (PG) H H H 3D is an old-fashioned gimmick that's been freshened by new advances in technology. As a storytelling device, it doesn't add much to the narrative, but-hey, look! That dinosaur looks like it's popping off the screen! Cool! "Journey to the Center of the Earth" has enough of those "Whoa, check it out!" moments to make it a summertime smash for the whole family. It's an old-fashioned adventure film that's been freshened by...

2008-07-10 21:00:20

By Colin Covert REVIEW Journey to the Center of the Earth (in 3-D) HHH Rating: PG (intense adventure action and some scary moments) Director: Eric Brevig Cast: Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson and Anita Briem Theaters: Marquee Cinemas, Park Place Stadium Cinemas "Journey to the Center of the Earth" would be a forgettable summer kiddie action movie except for the novel visual effects that make it a sight to see. "Journey" is the first fiction feature shot with new-generation digital 3-D...

2008-07-10 18:00:29

"Journey to the Center of the Earth" is cinematic sci-fi proof that the Earth's core is made of cheese. Who knew? Mercifully, it's old-fashioned family-friendly B-movie cheese, served up in this Brendan Fraser/Jules Verne action epic for kids. Seek out this "Journey" in a theater showing it in 3-D. You'll want the T-Rex, with his snapping teeth, the bioluminescent birds and the gigantic Venus flytraps. This is 3-D the way it used to be - playful, but not really a technology that can lift a...


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