Journey to the Center of the Earth

1959

Action / Adventure / Family / Fantasy / Romance / Sci-Fi

51
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 81%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 68%
IMDb Rating 7.1 10 13121

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Cast

James Mason as Sir Oliver S. Lindenbrook
Diane Baker as Jenny Lindenbrook
Alan Napier as Dean
Pat Boone as Alexander 'Alec' McKuen
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875.50 MB
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2hr 12 min
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23.976 fps
2hr 12 min
P/S 5 / 7

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Michael Ledo 10 / 10

Best adaptation to date

I grew up watching this film every time it came on TV. I have never out grown this classic. None of the various "Journey to the Centre of the Earth" films are accurate adaptations of the book. In fact I was a bit disappointed reading the book after seeing the film. It lacked the drama and conflict of the motion picture. The acting was great, even down to the supporting cast.

I have always believed this is a film that could be done better with all the modern CG stuff. To date it hasn't. While the backdrop has gotten better, the storyline and acting does not come up to snuff with this 1959 studio film where the rocks are flat and smooth for safe walking. The soundtrack is the old time drama/thriller music used in every film. It worked very well.

For my money, this is the one to own. Good movie for the whole family to enjoy.

Reviewed by Mihai Toma 8 / 10

A good old story

After receiving as a gift a volcanic rock, which contains an important clue, an already famous geology professor sets out to Iceland, in order to find a supposed passage which might lead to the center of the earth. At the same time though, two other characters are on their way to find the same passage, in an attempt to gain instant fame.

It's a movie based on a classic book by Jules Verne, which presents the fantastic journey to the center of the planet. Although starting a bit left footed, the characters dedicate a vast period of time for their travel, finding more and more miraculous places and beings along the way. It's plot and characters are very well made and described, along with several twists which are meant to increase the drama and interest. Although a bit predictable, but this is mostly because of the book I know, it manages to be a good watch until the end, even bringing a couple of unexpected moments along the way. What is to be mentioned though are the visual effects, which by today's standards are way too primitive, but they shouldn't be harshly judged. It looks decent for a film made about sixty years ago, but don't have high expectations from its visuals.

Overall, I find it to be an enjoyable movie, with a deep retro felling which I like, which tells a classic story in its own unique way. It's a good watch for everybody who wants to relive a classic story, especially through an old film like this one.

Reviewed by Hitchcoc 5 / 10

Just Couldn't Get Into It

I know that some of the viewers of this say that it is really quite striking for the 1950's. I disagree. Good movies can be made and special effects can be good. In this film, it looks tacky from beginning to end. Those that were decent were overshadowed by bad acting and a poor story. I can barely watch Pat Boone on the screen. His syrupy, tired delivery really detracts from the film. He should have stuck strictly to producing bad music. I did enjoy James Mason, though. He is a fine actor who has proved himself over many decades. If one is satisfied with a two bit story (which insults the Jules Verne novel) hang in there. Sorry, it just isn't very good.

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