"Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the Center of the Earth"
That was Brendan Frasier's line introducing you into a whole new world. Or maybe more of a world inside the world. A place where mushrooms tower over your head, dinosaurs are nowhere near extinct, and giant man-eating plants are quite a nuisance. And that's just to mention a few of the fantastic things you'll find. Although, this movie may not be quite what you were expecting. It's not so much a movie of Jules Verne's epic novel as it is a movie aboutthe book itself. It's about a scientist named Stephen (Brenden Fraser) whose brother Max went missing 10 years earlier. His lab is about to be shut down by his boss (Seth Meyers) who believes that this study of volcanic tubes and such is a waste of time. Not only that, but Stephen's nephew, Seth, (Josh Hutcherson) is staying with him, reluctantly, for over a week while his mom looks for a home in Canada. Seth's mom gives Stephen a box of Max's old stuff, which includes a copy of Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth. When Stephen and Seth find mysterious notes in the pages and a never-before-seen volcanic blip on the monitor in Stephen's lab, they go out on an incredible "journey" to find out what really happened to the long lost brother/father. There is some cheesiness, as there usually is in 3d movies, such as flying yo-yos and extended arms towards the screen, but the movie as a whole was amazing. I believe Matthew described it as "awesomeness level 5" with prosthetic limbs at level 2. Haha. However, the theater we went to didn't have 3d, but we liked it all the same (probably more than if it had been 3d). It was worth the overpriced ticket, and I'd definitely go see it again. =D