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‘Red Dawn’ Casting Scoop: Exclusive!
Josh Hutcherson. The young Kentucky native has appeared in several high-profile films including Zathura, Bridge to Terabithia, and most recently Journey to the Center of the Earth opposite Brendan Fraser. As the new Robert, Hutcherson is the Wolverines’ tech geek, responsible for operating all the communications devices. Surprisingly, he transforms into a warrior along the way too.
Josh’s next movie, Cirque du Freak is changing its name to “The Vampire’s Assistant”. The release date is set for October 23rd.
Journey to the Center of the Earth coming out on DVD & Blu-ray. The release date is October 28, 2008. The DVD will be in 3-D!!
Here is a Editorial Review from Amazon.com:
Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D is full of whizz-bang demonstrations of how far 3D technology has come–trilobite antennae quivering towards the audience, a T-rex lunging out of the frame, even affable star Brendan Fraser spitting on us–as well as a half-dozen action sequences clearly destined to become videogames or theme park rides. The plot is incidental: When a seismic geologist (Fraser) discovers his lost brother’s notes in a copy of the titular Jules Verne novel, he and his nephew (Josh Hutcherson, Bridge to Terabithia, Zathura) head to Iceland. There, joined by a fetching mountain guide (played by Icelandic actress Anita Briem), they get trapped in a cavern and go down, down, down, finally arriving in a primeval underworld full of prehistoric beasts and carnivorous plants. It would be pointless to complain about the empty-headedness of it all; Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D aspires to be a kinesthetic experience. It wants to engage your adrenal glands, not your brain or your heart (the dialogue and characters are so generic, the script may have been cut-and-pasted from previous versions of Verne’s book). Fraser, with his goofy handsomeness and accessible presence, provides a reasonably human axis around which all the frantic flying and swooping CGI effects revolve.