This adaptation of Jules Verne's famous work is quite different than the book. This movie is kinda lighter than the book. But it doesn't mean this movie is bad. JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH still captured the spirit of the book. Maybe this movie wasn't as great as my expectation. But I still feel enjoy and excited - when watching this movie. James Mason isn't charming like in the book, but he still nailed it...
Monde mythique, animaux préhistoriques, ruines de l'Atlantide, méchant rival, champignons géants sont présents dans cette bienvenue adaptation du roman de Jules Verne. Tous les ingrédients nécessaires à une distraction de qualité. De plus, l'interprétation des principaux acteurs est irréprochable... www.cinefiches.com
Endearingly and enjoyably daft fantasy adventure that doesn't overdo the giant monsters and volcanic eruptions like most films of this type. Also features a surprisingly charming pet duck that has more charisma than Pat Boone and the extraordinary sight of their expedition being started by Boone playing an accordion. Every journey to the centre of the Earth should have one.
A silly, fun, and at times slow film that was the first (and not last) attempt at telling this Jules Verne story. Mason does good and it's great to see him clash with Dahl on- and off-screen. Compared to the special effects filled remake with Brendan Fraser, this one actually is more concerned with plot and characters which makes it superior.