Description Professor Trevor Anderson receives his teenager nephew Sean Anderson. The screenplay was rather poor,unorganized, and many scenes had little or no point. However, a lightening collapses the entrance and the trio is trapped in the cave. He keeps the entertainment factor alive throughout. The kid who plays Sean is decent support as well. Martha Dennison Victoria Pratt hires adventurer scientist Jonathan Brock Ricky Schroder to lead an expedition to find her husband Edward Dennison Peter Fonda who is lost in a mine near a lake under a dormant volcano in Alaska.
Brendan Fraser has yet to disappoint me in a movie. The story and acting was awful, and it felt like I was watching a cheap imitation of Indiana Jones. While climbing a mountain, there is a thunderstorm and they protect themselves in a cave. It's not terrible, but it could be much better. Just skip the opening, and start with them in Iceland.
It takes an amazingly long time at least it seemed like it for the adventure to even begin. The mine can only be seen on one day of the year. This was just bad and boring. The yellowing makes the movie look even cheaper. A guy with no close relatives has to watch over a boy and goes on an adventure with him.
This inferior adaptation is a special version of the Jules Verne adventure yarn. There is a lot of silly stuff in this movie and it harms it's quality. But they are nothing compared to the script, story and acting which range from bad to diabolical. Actually Edward's story starts to resembles Rudyard Kipling's The man who would be king. Speaking of action, that's the main point of the movie. My main concern was that some scenes were just too obviously made to make the movie adventurous.
Istrongly felt the cinematography was too bright and gave the movie afeeling of schlock and no authenticity. This should never have been just a kids movie considering it's based on a classic book it's not even a good kids movie and I bet it would have made a lot more money, gained much, much more respect and had lasting appeal if it had been made like Peter Jacksons brilliant version of King Kong. I felt that the chemistry between performers was very good, and was one thing that kept me interested. Not an epic masterpiece, but a lot of fun. There are parts, however, that are way too scary for the real young ones. So, I'd like to ask Mr. You'll be glad you did.
Synopsis Professor Trevor Anderson receives his teenager nephew Sean Anderson. Visually this version is a treat, for entertainment value it's more than slightly lacking. However this film was a great experience. The whole cast is amazing, the scenery is amazing and I bet this was gorgeous in 3D. The only real asset the film has, aside from a script that is full of some good byplay between Fraser and Hutcherson, is the fact that the center of the film is Brendan Fraser who has lost none of his appeal as an action hero. There're rip-roaring action, spirit of adventure, derring-do, thrills, but results to be quite boring. Judging from the preview, I didn't have very high expectations.
Overall, awful and uninteresting, and by far the worst version to bear the name of the classic story, and the only one of the four versions I've seen so far to completely miss the point of the story. While climbing a mountain, there is a thunderstorm and they protect themselves in a cave. They can out run a T-Rex on the open field, explode through a volcano thousands of feet, cling to the underside of a rock like a fly, endure 130 degree heat without breaking a sweat, eat trilobites and not get the runs, and crash a hang glider from a thousand feet without skinning an elbow!!! There's usually something jumping straight at the camera, some brief struggle, and a deus ex machina that ends it. We really only got three characters in the movie and less than ten speaking parts , so a lot rides on our three leads. However, lightening collapses the entrance and the trio is trapped in the cave. The performances were decent enough, I should add, as well. He will spend ten days with his uncle while his mother, Elizabeth, prepares to move to Canada.
Though the film is low on creature effects the ones it does use are better than you'd expect due to clever use of shading, blurring and filters. The film was a good time all in all. For dinosaurs,we see giant birds not pterodactyls and a plesiosaurus. Of worth as well is that Briem's character, Hannah ásgeirsson, is not a token female put in simply to look hot and give Fraser the push to prove his masculinity. The banter between them is a good break from whatever action that happens, and they don't do anything massively out of character. I always had a soft spot for the 1959 version of the film that starred James Mason. So, see this 3-D, if possible, otherwise expect it took look pretty bad.