Take a trip to center of Earth

This week’s Date Night film is “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” I chose this film because part two was released this year and is playing at Kukui Grove Cinema in Lihu‘e. I have watched “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” and I must tell you it is a 9.5 out of 10 rating for me. However, I won’t spoil the surprise, so why don’t I just give my movie review for this week.

“Journey to the Center of the Earth” was released in theaters in July 2008. It is rated PG and has a running time of 1 hour,  33 minutes. This movie belongs in the family date night category, I believe.

 However, it can be a good movie for couples to watch on a stormy day. Journey is a remarkable movie, especially if you are lucky enough to watch it in 3D. “Journey to the Center of the Earth” stars Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson and Anita Briem. The three embark on a journey to the center of the Earth.

The movie begins when professor Trevor Anderson (Brendan Fraser) is told he must look after this nephew Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson). Sean is being asked to spend a little more than a week with his uncle Trevor as his mother Elizabeth prepares to move to Canada.

While dropping Sean off with his uncle Trevor, Elizabeth gives Trevor a box that belonged to his missing brother Max. In this box is a book with references to his brother’s last known journey.

The next few minutes of the movie are typical, and probably what you assume will happen next. Trevor follows the steps Max left behind and quickly plans a journey to find his missing brother. As Trevor is planning his journey he thinks about his nephew, Sean, and feels the best way to spend this next week with his nephew is to embark on a journey like never before. The book leads them to Iceland, where they meet a guide Hannah (Anita Briem).

As they travel to Iceland, their journey is interrupted as they find themselves entrapped in a cave after a thunderstorm. However, these three adventurers find a hidden exit which falls into a hole thousands of feet deep, where they discover a lost world in the center of the Earth.

After almost 45 minutes into the movie, your journey to the center of the Earth begins.

“Journey to the Center of the Earth” isn’t the greatest movie, but I can tell you it has some parts where you don’t want to look away from the screen. It has some very intense scenes, interesting scenes and some parts where romance is involved. “Journey to the Center of the Earth” is a movie I won’t mind watching again.

I rate this movie 7.5 out of 10.

Please don’t forget to make your way down to Kukui Grove Cinema this week and watch “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” for more adventure. For you Josh Hutcherson lovers, don’t worry. He stars as Sean in Journey 2, as well.

• Chloe Marchant, paginator and date-night columnist for Kaua‘i Times, is ready for your questions and recommendations for movie reviews at entertainment@kauaitimes.net

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