Hammerman Ikon

Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

Journey to the Center of the Earth
Director: Eric Brevig
Cast: Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson, Anita Briem, Seth Myers, Jean-Michel Paré, Jane Wheeler

Volcanologist Trevor Anderson discovers his brother Max's annotated copy of Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth. Max, who disappeared 10 years earlier, was convinced the book was not all fiction. Trevor and his estranged nephew follow the clues to Iceland, where they're in for the ride of their lives. The ensuing adventure is incredibly silly and fantastical but rather enjoyable. The movie is targeted at a younger audience, so the plot rarely gets in the way of the spectacle. However, the special effects are surprisingly poor for such a blockbuster. Followed by Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.