History Literature / JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth

1st Jan '16 10:37:38 AM Sharlee
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* {{Slurpasaur}}: The movie features rock iguanas with plastic fins masquerading as Dimetrodons, and a tegu lizard covered in red paint as a "giant chameleon."
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* {{Slurpasaur}}: The movie features rock iguanas with plastic fins masquerading as Dimetrodons, and a tegu lizard covered in red paint as a "giant chameleon."" Even Gertrude was an all-white American domestic duck painted like an Icelandic eider.
6th Dec '15 9:13:57 AM Aruu
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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Come the end of the film, Hannah looks as fresh faced and blemish free as she does when we first meet her, despite the rough and tumble of their journey.
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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Come the end of the film, Hannah looks as fresh faced and blemish free as she does when we first meet her, despite the rough and tumble of their journey. She ''does'' has a bruise on one cheek and a smudge of dirt, however this is in comparison to a pretty cut up Trevor and Sean. Hannah's clothes are bloodied and torn, however.
15th Nov '15 1:05:00 PM eroock
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* DreamIntro: The film starts with a PursuedProtagonist intro in which the hero is being chased by a T-Rex, culminating in him falling into a lava pit. A Catapult Nightmare reveals this sequence to be a bad dream.
18th Aug '15 3:23:37 AM Adept
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* FanService: VanessaHudgens wearing a tank top and short shorts for almost the entire movie. Also, did any male viewers who saw it in 3D regret paying extra in the scene where she crawls out of a collapsing tunnel with the camera [[MaleGaze on her from behind]]? Thought not.
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* FanService: VanessaHudgens Music/VanessaHudgens wearing a tank top and short shorts for almost the entire movie. Also, did any male viewers who saw it in 3D regret paying extra in the scene where she crawls out of a collapsing tunnel with the camera [[MaleGaze on her from behind]]? Thought not.
31st Jul '15 10:41:22 PM phoenix
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Then were the numerous adaptations, including the 1959 film starring Pat Boone and James Mason, with added characters such as Gertrude the duck and [[AristocratsAreEvil Count Saknussem]], notable in its day for the special effects. In 2008 a ThreeDMovie starring Creator/BrendanFraser was made, which spawned a {{Sequel}} and loose adaptation of ''TheMysteriousIsland'' which is, apparently, {{Atlantis}}.
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Then were the numerous adaptations, including the 1959 film starring Pat Boone and James Mason, with added characters such as Gertrude the duck and [[AristocratsAreEvil Count Saknussem]], notable in its day for the special effects. In 2008 a ThreeDMovie starring Creator/BrendanFraser was made, which spawned a {{Sequel}} and loose adaptation of ''TheMysteriousIsland'' ''Literature/TheMysteriousIsland'' which is, apparently, {{Atlantis}}.

* ArtifactTitle: A mild case. The title would have made more sense if they had left off the "Journey 2" part, but there is ''technically'' a journey (just not to the center of the earth and it's not particularly long as they spend most of the movie trying to get ''off'' TheMysteriousIsland).
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* ArtifactTitle: A mild case. The title would have made more sense if they had left off the "Journey 2" part, but there is ''technically'' a journey (just not to the center of the earth and it's not particularly long as they spend most of the movie trying to get ''off'' TheMysteriousIsland).Literature/TheMysteriousIsland).
28th Jul '15 4:10:54 PM eroock
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* PursuedProtagonist: The opening DreamSequence in which Trevor is being chased by a T-Rex.
28th Jul '15 3:55:39 PM eroock
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* ScienceMarchesOn[=/=]ArtisticLicenseGeology: Completely subverted. The science in the novel is not cockeyed because of the time period it was written in, but rather because Verne was guided by RuleOfCool. He knew that the "science" was laughable, and continually lampshades it, with Axel explaining ''why'' what they're doing should be completely impossible while his uncle refuses to listen. Axel's explanations are based on the latest 19th century theories of geology, and they actually stand up pretty well; indeed, in the final chapter, he states that he sees no reason to consider the stuff they find anything but localized exceptions.

* ScienceMarchesOn[=/=]ArtisticLicenseGeology: Completely subverted. CatapultNightmare: The science way Trevor wakes from his nightmare in the novel is not cockeyed because of the time period it was written in, but rather because Verne was guided by RuleOfCool. He knew that the "science" was laughable, and continually lampshades it, with Axel explaining ''why'' what they're doing should be completely impossible while his uncle refuses to listen. Axel's explanations are based on the latest 19th century theories of geology, and they actually stand up pretty well; indeed, in the final chapter, he states that he sees no reason to consider the stuff they find anything but localized exceptions.opening scene.

* FlyingSeaFoodSpecial
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* FlyingSeaFoodSpecialFlyingSeaFoodSpecial: We see the protagonist batting flying fish around, apparently so the filmmakers could throw something at the audience in 3D.
12th May '15 9:52:49 PM GonzoGarbonzo
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* NothingIsScarier: The fact that we don't really learn anything about the 12-foot man that Lidenbrock and Axel encounter, or find out what would have happened if they had been spotted by him. It arguably makes him far more mysterious and frightening.
20th Apr '15 5:11:29 AM Menshevik
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* ComicTrio: notably lampshaded, proving that this trope is [[OlderThanRadio older than the Three Stooges]]. Axel sees himself as the OnlySaneMan, with Professor Lidenbrock as the idiotic leader and Hans as the even more idiotic follower. [[SmarterThanYouLook He later changes his mind...]]
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* ComicTrio: notably Notably lampshaded, proving that this trope is [[OlderThanRadio older than the Three Stooges]]. Axel sees himself as the OnlySaneMan, with Professor Otto Lidenbrock as the idiotic leader and Hans as the even more idiotic follower. [[SmarterThanYouLook He later changes his mind...]]

* EccentricMentor: Professor Lidenbrock.
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* EccentricMentor: Professor Lidenbrock.Otto Lidenbrock of the ''Johanneum'' in Hamburg.

* MyGirlBackHome: Gräuben ([[DubNameChange Gretchen]] in many English editions).
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* MyGirlBackHome: Gräuben Grauben[[note]] Spelled "Graüben" in French to indicate the name is to be pronounced with an "ow" sound, not a long "o".[[/note]] ([[DubNameChange Gretchen]] in many English editions).editions). She's from the rural ''Vierlande'' ("four lands") near Hamburg.

* SayingTooMuch: When Axel figures out the cipher to Arne Saknussemm's note, the example he uses to demonstrate it accidentally reveals his love for Gräuben, Lidenbrock's ward. Amusingly, Lidenbrock [[SelectiveObliviousness completely]] [[ComicallyMissingThePoint ignores]] this revelation as he's more interested in decrypting the note.
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* SayingTooMuch: When Axel figures out the cipher to Arne Saknussemm's note, the example he uses to demonstrate it accidentally reveals his love for Gräuben, Grauben, Lidenbrock's ward. Amusingly, Lidenbrock [[SelectiveObliviousness completely]] [[ComicallyMissingThePoint ignores]] this revelation as he's more interested in decrypting the note.

* StayInTheKitchen: It could have been a good idea for Gräuben to join the expedition instead of Axel. Even if she had been no more useful than Axel was, at least she wouldn't have been whining all the time, as she at least ''wanted'' to join (but though she cannot because she's a girl.)
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* StayInTheKitchen: It could have been a good idea for Gräuben Grauben to join the expedition instead of Axel. Even if she had been no more useful than Axel was, at least she wouldn't have been whining all the time, as she at least ''wanted'' to join (but though she cannot because she's a girl.)

* NonSingingVoice: Averted; that really is Dwayne Johnson singing "What A Wonderful World" with new lyrics (and again over the end credits, with the proper ones). * TheOtherDarrin: Sean's mother was played by Jane Wheeler in the 2008 film. Here, it's Kristen Davis.

* PlayingAgainstType: Given that most of Creator/VanessaHudgens's screen roles have her as [[Film/SuckerPunch someone who]] [[Film/MacheteKills isn't as]] [[Film/SpringBreakers sweet as]] [[Film/{{Bandslam}} she looks]], the gentle Kailani practically ''is'' PlayingAgainstType for her.
29th Dec '14 11:14:15 AM nombretomado
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There was also an AnimatedAdaptation by {{Filmation}} in the late '60s, and let's not forget the ConceptAlbum (plus sequel and expanded remake) by Rick Wakeman.
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There was also an AnimatedAdaptation by {{Filmation}} {{Creator/Filmation}} in the late '60s, and let's not forget the ConceptAlbum (plus sequel and expanded remake) by Rick Wakeman.
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