Monday, July 28, 2014

July 2014 Movie Wrap-Up

By Andrea Renee Cox

Is summer flying by or what? This month has been a busy one for me. Between writing ventures, tutoring responsibilities, and playing tennis with my sister, I’ve barely had a chance to watch movies. Since I’m on a proofing deadline, I’ll keep this short and sweet. Here’s a couple of family adventure films I managed to squeeze into my packed schedule. Enjoy!

Available to Own or Rent:

Journey to the Center of the Earth

When Sean Anderson gets stuck spending time with his uncle Trevor, he knows he’s in for the most boring ten days of his life. But when they discover something in a box of his dad’s stuff, they’re launched on the adventure of a lifetime—a journey to the center of the earth. If they don’t learn to appreciate each other, they might not survive the trip based on Jules Verne’s classic novel. Will they pull it together in time to avoid being destroyed by the perils they find along the way?

Everybody in the family will enjoy this movie that stars Josh Hutcherson and Brendan Fraser. There’s adventure, great humor, and touching moments that come at just the right times. Not only that, but some pretty unique creatures cause trouble for the duo and their mountain guide on the quest to the center of the earth.


Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

The journey continues! This time, Sean Anderson travels with his stepfather on a search for Grandpa Anderson, who’s been missing for two years. Their adventure gets off to a rough start since Sean and Hank can’t see eye to eye. They meet a funny pilot and his daughter, who hesitantly give them a ride to the most dangerous part of the Pacific Ocean. Will the mysterious island be there, even though it isn’t on the map? And if it is, will they persevere through the dangerous surprises they encounter and find Grandpa Anderson?

Josh Hutcherson reprises his role as Sean. He’s joined by Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Luis Guzm├ín, and Vanessa Hudgens. With such a great cast, it’s no wonder my family kept laughing throughout the entire film. My only question is, will there be a Journey 3? I’d definitely be a fan of a third Vernian film, especially if Josh returned for yet another family adventure.


Readers, what are some of your favorite family adventure movies? What kind of adventures do you like to take with your family?


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