Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)
I was a bit skeptical when I first saw the preview for this remake. But then it turned out to be something worth my time. The simplicity of the story and characters is such an unexpected treat to watch. I wasnít wowed and all but it was overall a nice surprise. Brendan Fraser does nothing special and his role here is pretty similar to every other roles he does including the Rick OíConnell character heís best known for. Also I noticed there are a lot of references from the Mummy movies you just have to have a keen eye to see it. The kid character is a bit of a bad actor but I guess who can blame him heís just a kid. Anita Briem is exceptionally beautiful and I really do hope this would jumpstart her career to stardom. Itís a bit sad because there are a lot of big named summer blockbusters opening this week and Iím afraid Journey doesnít stand a chance. Well needless to say it is expected to do fairly in the box office this week but I could be wrong. Overall this is a worthy remake and I believe Jules Verne will be proud. I just hope they would make a sequel out of it, youíll know what I mean when you get to check this flick out..