Journey To The Center Of The Earth

Synopsis: Professor Trevor Anderson receives his teenager nephew Sean Anderson. He will spend ten days with his uncle while his mother, Elizabeth, prepares to move to Canada. She gives a box to Trevor that belonged to his missing brother, Max, and Trevor finds a book with references to the last journey of his brother. He decides to follow the steps of Max with Sean and they travel to Iceland, where they meet the guide Hannah Ásgeirsson. While climbing a mountain, there is a thunderstorm and they protect themselves in a cave. However, a lightening collapses the entrance and the trio is trapped in the cave. They seek an exit and falls in a hole, discovering a lost world in the center of the Earth.
Director(s): Eric Brevig
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  3 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min



Whoa, whoa.

Although Wegener was ridiculed

by the scientific community...

...he was eventually found

to be correct... his theory of an original

supercontinent called Pangaea.

Yeah. Okay.

Ah. Come to papa.

Hey, Leonard.

Hey, man.

- Dude, you ain't gonna be happy.

- Why?

- It's Kitzens.

- I see.

- Hello.

- Trevor, there's my favorite colleague.

- How are you, Alan?

- I'm good.

- How's that Con Drift class of yours going?

- Fine.

Does it get echoey in there

with so few students?

So, what do you got on the books?

I'm busy.

No, no, I can see how busy you are.

So I'll try to be

as quick as possible here.

The university is pulling the plug

on your brother's lab.

Pulling the plug?

Yeah, it's gonna finally give us

all the storage space we need.

Let's get something straight here,

this facility is dedicated... the research of Maxwell Anderson's

theories predicting the volcanic fissures...

Which have never been proven.

I mean, how many of your late brother's

sensors are even still active? One, two...?

- Three.

- It used to be 29.

This is the wrong time to shut us down.

I have got seismic activity in Bolivia.

I got a 13 millimeter shift in Mongolia.

Alan, you can't shut us down.

Keep the lab open.

- It's all I've got left of Max.

- It's been 10 years since Max, Trevor.

I am sorry about all this. I really am.

Trevor, are you there? It's Elizabeth.

Pick up, please.

Okay. Well, uh, we are on the 95,

and we're heading your way.

You wanna say hi

to your Uncle Trevor, Sean?


Just say hello.

- No.

I don't want to.

- Oh, no.

Hey, it's your sister-in-law again.

Just wanted to make sure

what time you'd be home...

... because we'll be there around 6.

Okay. Well, we'll be on my cell.

- Oh, boy.

- Sean's looking forward to seeing you.

- Right, Sean?

- Negatory.

I'm getting worried that

we might've gotten our signals crossed.

Please call me.

I'm not home. Leave me a message.

Trevor, we're pulling up

in front of your building.

Trevor, you in there?


- Hey.

- How are you, Elizabeth?

- Oh, you're home.

- It's so good to see you.

You too.

- How are you? I just got your messages.

- Uh-huh.

- You forgot, didn't you?

- I didn't forget.

How could I forget?

- You didn't forget?

- I...

I forgot.

It doesn't mean I haven't been...

...looking forward

to time with my nephew.

I haven't seen him since he was 9?

- Seven.

- Wow. Ha-ha.

So how long

is he gonna be staying again?

- Ten days.

- Is that what we said?

Hey, Sean. How are you?

Looking good.

- Is that one of those Game Boys?

- It's a PSP.

- Cool.

- Sean, get up, say hi to your uncle.

Hi to your uncle.

Last time I saw you,

you were about this high.

- Oh! Ha-ha.

- Yeah, good one.

You got that?

Okay, you've got all my numbers.

You've got your ticket

and passport in your bag.

I will be there to pick you up in Ottawa.

And by then I'll have found us a house

and we can start on this big new adventure.

- Pretty exciting stuff, huh?

- Yeah, it's great.

We get to be Canadians. Thrilling, eh?

Just let yourself in.

- It will be good for him, being with you.

- Yeah.

Who knows?

Maybe it will be good for you too.

This is for you.

What...? Is this Sean's?

No, it's Max's.

- Max's?

- Yeah.

So, hey, dude. This is gonna be fun.

A couple of dudes hanging out.

Five days, maybe a week.

You know, doing dude stuff,

what dudes do.

You like baseball?

You know what we should do?

We should go get in a batting cage.

Yeah, okay, listen.

I don't like this any more than you do.

As long as you keep stocked

with Mountain Dew...

...and TiVo Family Guy,

we'll get along fine.

- Sure.

- Oh, wow.

- That's an awesome coin collection.

- Oh.

Well, kind of a pet project of mine.

- Yeah, it's really nifty.

- Thanks.

You hungry?

We could order in, you know.

Maybe some pizza, Chinese, Thai food?

Subs? Or something like that?

- Wow.

- What's that?

Well, it's a box of possessions

of a really great guy.

Your dad.

His old ball glove.

Mom doesn't talk about him very much.

Well, you can take my word for it.

He was one of those few people...

...who are just exceptional

at everything they do.

Ooh. You see this?

This was your old man's PSP.

- A yo-yo?

- Don't be dissing the yo-yo.

This is physics at work.

You got your centrifugal force.

Your gravitational pull,

you got your potential energy.

And in ancient times, did you know...

...that this was actually used

as a hunting implement?


- Hey, here, let me try.

- Yeah, you should probably take it.

I have no idea what this is.


This was his favorite book.

Jules Verne's

A Journey to the Center of the Earth.

You know, I think that was

on my summer reading list once.

- I never got to it.

- That's too bad, it's a good read.

To him, it wasn't just science fiction,

it was inspiration.

He used to read this to me

when I was a really little kid.

Hello. What are these notes?

"Magma temperatures reach 1150

in Mongolia"?



Look out!

Hey, Sean, let's go check out my lab.

So it couldn't wait for tomorrow?

"Tectonophysics is the science of now,

not tomorrow."

It's about seismic events

that occur in an instant.

Here, look at this.

You got Hawaii, Bolivia, Mongolia.

And the conditions today are almost

exactly what they were in July '97.

What's the big deal about July '97?

Sean, that was the year

that your dad went missing.

Now, look, you see this column

of numbers here?

If the 753, right here, was a 752,

then it would be...

Exactly the same.

What do these little blips mean?

Don't touch anything.

Those little blips are my life's work.

These four little blips

are your entire life's work?

Three. Three little blips.

One, two, three, four.


This makes sense.

Max saw the readings 10 years ago,

and he took off to investigate.

Now, if the readings are the same today

as they were then...

...this may be my only chance

to find out what happened.

- I'm gonna need your passport.

- For what?

I'm sorry, I have to get you to Canada

a little earlier than we planned.

What are you talking about?

I'm talking about this.

A Journey to the Center of the Earth.

It's all set in Iceland,

which is where he must've gone.

These are all my dad's notes?


...Max and l...

Your dad and I were talking about

the possibility of volcanic tubes existing...

...that went down past the mantle,

towards the center of the Earth.

And that's what I think

he went looking for.

Sorry, I gotta put you on a flight

to Ottawa in the morning.

- And I'm calling Icelandair.

- No, no, look.

- Hey.

- I just got here, okay?

You're not gonna go and ditch me.

I was the person who found your life's work

fourth little blip thingy in the first place.

- This is my brother we're talking about.

- It's my dad.

Now, I don't have to be in Ottawa

for 10 days. I'm going with you.

Know how much to book

a last-minute flight to Reykjavk?

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