MPAA Rating: PG, for intense adventure action and some scary moments
Age range: Ages 8 and up
Runtime: 93 mintes
Starring: Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson, Anita Briem
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Director: Eric Brevig
Release Date: July 11, 2008
Journey to the Center of the Earth - Movie Trailer
Journey to the Center of the Earth - Official Synopsis
During a scientific expedition in Iceland, visionary scientist Trevor Anderson (Brendan Fraser), his nephew Sean (Josh Hutcherson) and their beautiful local guide, Hannah (Anita Briem), are unexpectedly trapped in a cave from which their only escape is to go deeper and deeper into the depths of the Earth. Traveling through never-before-seen worlds, the trio comes face-to-face with surreal and unimaginable creatures--including man-eating plants, giant flying piranha, glow birds and terrifying dinosaurs from days past. The explorers soon realize that as volcanic activity increases around them, they must find a way back to the earth's surface before it is too late.
With spectacular photo-real environments and revolutionary new filmmaking techniques, Journey to the Center of the Earth is an epic adventure that takes audiences directly into the heart of our heroes' voyage, bringing them along for a wild, visceral ride.
Journey to the Center of the Earth - Fun Facts for Kids
Journey to the Center of the Earth is based on the book by Jules Verne, but in the movie the story is updated and new characters and plot lines are added. Additionally, the 2008 Journey to the Center of the Earth movie was shot entirely in high definition 3D. Talk about updated! This movie is the first live-action, narrative motion picture to be shot in digital 3D. The director and producers discuss the new 3D technology in a featurette on the Journy to the Center of the Earth official website. But watch out when you go see the movie, because human-eating creatures can be lot scarier in 3D!