Rated: PG

Distributed By:

New Line Cinema

Directed by:

Eric Brevig


Brendan Fraser as Professor Trevor Anderson; Josh Hutcherson as Sean Anderson; Anita Briem as Hannah Asgeirsson; Jean Michel Pare as Max Anderson

Adapted From:

Plugged In Online

Journey to the Center of the Earth

It's not just that Trevor Anderson is fascinated by rocks, lava and seismic activity; he also feels that he owes it to his brother Max to carry on the “progressive volcanology” he began before his disappearance 10 years before. With a lack of scientific breakthroughs, Trevor's lab is about to be shut down.

Distracted by the bad news, Trevor nearly forgets that his nephew Sean-Max's son-is about to arrive for a 10- day visit. Despite years of inactivity, one of Max's seismic monitors suddenly starts uploading data. It seems that the tectonic plates have arranged themselves in precisely the same configuration they were in when Max disappeared. 

Trevor and Sean join forces with mountain guide named Hannah, and the three embark on a quest to unlock the mystery of Max's departure. Perhaps they'll even uncover a passageway that will allow them to Journey to the Center of the Earth.

Trevor is a good role model to Sean and communicates that his father loved him. Trevor puts his own life in danger in order to save Sean and Hannah. Also, Trevor encourages Sean to not spend so much time in front of his video games and experience life. Hannah's clothes are immodest at times, and some scenes may be scary for young children. But overall this movie is a journey worth taking.

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