Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D

Rated 3.0

Only see this movie if you can find a 3D theater. Otherwise, stay away, because the fun is in the effects, and not necessarily the plotting or performances. It’s not a bad movie, but it isn’t all that great either, so proceed with caution and make sure you are viewing it with the funny glasses. Brendan Fraser plays a scientist whose missing brother believed that Jules Verne’s novel was real. When a seismic occurrence matches his brother’s notes, Fraser’s character takes off to Iceland with his nephew (Josh Hutcherson) in tow. They fall into the center of the Earth, and you go “Wow!” because the 3-D effects are a blast. If you are sitting in a 2-D screening, you go “BFD!” because without the 3-D, it’s an amusement park ride that is sitting still. Fraser makes for a fun protagonist, and some of the sequences truly dazzle. See it in theaters, because watching it on DVD will probably blow.