What if Jules Verne’s classic novel turned out to be true….
The 3D is the thing with this film. And it is mightily impressive, enhancing what is essentially a series of fantastic action sequences marred with cruddy dialogue and a creakingly predictable Uncle Bonding With Orphaned Teenage Nephew Whilst Getting The Girl Despite Being a Geek scenario.
3 D films used to be rubbish as witnessed by this correspondent in Belfast at a showing of one of the Freddie Kruger films in the ‘Eighties, but thanks to new, radical technology it becomes a real experience and is totally convincing as the viewer recoils or winces as appropriate.
I look forward to seeing a proper film such as Batman or Wanted in such a format assuming it’s possible to combine the 3D affect with CGI.