Journey To Middle Earth details
|Starring:||Greg Evigan, Dedee Pfeiffer|
|Studio:||SHOOTING STAR PICTURES|
Journey To Middle Earth
|Run time:||1 hour 30 minutes|
|Rental release:||29 Sep 2008|
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Not as good as Brendan Fraser's 3 -D version !!!!!!!!!By williamsgwynfa (627 reviews) from gwaenysgor , 22 Sep 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]this dvd is poor in comparison to the Brendan Fraser version called Journey To The Centre Of The Earth (3-D).
Journey To Middle Earth stars Greg Evigan (from National Treasure), Jennifer Dorogi (from Shop Like A Star) & Dedee Pfeiffer (best known for playing Rachel Blanders in Cybill alongside Cybill Shepherd).
This film is scripted from The Jules Verne Classic of his novel called Journey To The Centre Of The Earth.
The search is on for a hidden entrance, leading in to an unknown world, that time has forgotton, which is situated miles and miles below the earth's surface.
The mission or quest for this journey is to rescue a research team trapped deep below the Earth's surface, with the aid of a hi-tech drilling rig.
The film starts okay, but when the searchers find the hidden world, you would expect spectacular special effects of pre-historic creatures to appear, (along the lines of Jurassic Park - in keeping with the book), sadly this is not the case in this film, and the few you do see are less than convincing.
This spoils the whole film, but you would have to watch it yourselves to see what I mean.
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AwfulBy der11uk (3 reviews) from Glasgow , 26 Jan 2010Managed to endure to the end but only just.
Greg Egivan acts with a grin on his face throughout, while it's never really explained why the crack(!) army team are all women. They all looked as if they would cry if they broke a fingernail!!!!
It's so bad it's good, in an awful way!!!
Absolutely appallingBy Granna (5 reviews) from Stansted, Essex , 25 Sep 2009
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideI was worried when I looked at the reviews for this when it arrived. I enjoyed the original 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth' and thought it might be a more spectacular, special effects version. I was so wrong.
The moment the dinosaur appears, you just know you've made a mistake hiring this. It's laughable. How there is daylight and vegetation, not to mention oxygen, 600 kms below the earth's surface is beyond me. Apart from a yellow tint on the landscape, there is no other clue that this is, indeed, the centre of the earth. There is 'sky' for goodness sake!
The characterisation is bizarre. Namely Dr Radford, a kind of kooky, mad, but extremely attractive, scientist, who invented and perfected the deep digger machine travelling on a rescue mission to the centre of the earth. She is nutty, suggestive, sexy, dishevelled, slutty and professorially intelligent all at the same time, without appearing to have any depth whatsoever. All of the characters are in fact quite two-dimensional.
The special effects are anything but special. They reflect a strict budget that had to be adhered to. So much so, in fact, that some scenes just plain don't compute. The bridge over the lava river, for instance, reminds me strongly of a similar scene in Sharkboy and Lava Girl, except at least the scene in the latter made sense and had context. A lot of the so called special effects lack any context or perspective and you are left feeling frustrated that there is no coherence.
My kids love it and want me to buy it but I've seen it five times in the last 24 hrs and still can't believe how dreadful it is. From the credits rolling at the start to the credits at the end, this is pure and utter drivel!
Waste of time - Real budget filmBy Anj14 (1 review) from Bishop's Stortford , 22 Sep 2009This was a poor quality film and I wouldn't recommend you waste your time with it!
journey to middle earthBy mrsnikkers (7 reviews) from Chard , 20 Sep 2009soooooooooooooooooo boring, didnt watch it all.....
Watchable, just!By a customer from Brechin , 14 Sep 2009Just watchable, thin plot acting fair to average. passed the time. wouldn't recommend to a friend.