Journey to the Center of the Earth 3-D Blu-ray Review

JTTCOTE3DSquareVisual effects supremo Eric Brevig’s first feature is this family-friendly 3-D update of Jules Verne’s 1864 novel, the title of which is self-explanatory. Leading his teenage nephew into a hollow Earth to face dinosaurs, sea monsters and other CG hazards, Brendan Fraser arguably bests his other summer ’08 adventure, the overdone Mummy threequel. The 3-D version is thrillingly well represented on Blu-ray (two pairs of old-style 3-D glasses are provided), and the 2-D version, also included, is only slightly marred by an abundance of things flung at the camera.

EXTRAS: Fraser and Brevig offer a matey yack track, but kids will get more of a kick out of featurettes such as How to Make Dino Drool, and an inside look at life on set with 15-year-old co-star Josh Hutcherson.

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