Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) (TV Movie) is up next. It’s a low budget companion/competitor to the high budget theatrical release starring Brendan Frasier. We however have Rick Schroder as late 19th century explorer Jonathan Brock, Steven Grayhm as his nephew Abel, Victoria Pratt as Martha Dennison who hires Jonathan to find her husband and Peter Fonda as the aforementioned long lost/estranged husband Edward. With that, let’s get to it!
So, it’s set after the war but we are yet to learn when….
Ah, so, Seward has just purchased Alaska giving us a timeframe….
WOW. Supremely awesome scenery, filmed on location someplace gorgeous. (Vancouver)
Abel chronicles their journey & Sergei (Mike Dopud) serves as their guide.
Lol there’s a lot of fun bits & I often enjoy low budget films & they often show you how skewed ratings can be. This is especially the case here and yes the story’s been told many times but I would rather have better acting/writing/a better story than have them spend giant stacks of cash on massive sets/CG which end up being the story. As we all know a massive budget alone does not make for a great film….
It’s real & the cast is really out on the water/on a real raft, not in front of a green screen🙂
I’ll take epic scenery over fancy CG any day of the week & twice on Sunday & yes, it’s Sunday as I type this🙂
We’ve arrived at the center of the Earth. Primitive creatures/people/etc.
I wonder if I was there. Hmm, I didn’t take any pictures….
Enter Fonda, who is living large to say the least.
Delusions of grandeur indeed….
Fantasy’s over. We gotta go now.
It’s a fun story without a billion and one things going on.
Yay for the cast doing their own stunts!
The story is also much more believable than the big budget version of the same year & the chemistry between Martha & Jonathan in fantastic🙂
Besides, who would believe you anyway? Lol
Martha has infinite money & with that, they plan their next adventure🙂
Great seeing that again🙂 4/5