Summer is the season of big movie releases, but this month’s best-kept secret is one good-time adventure you don’t want to miss. Journey to the Center of the Earth might not be grabbing all the headlines (yet!), but we here at Heartland can say with confidence that you don’t want to miss this rollercoaster of a ride. It’s so exciting, Warner Bros. Pictures is even releasing it in Real D 3D cinema in select theaters!

The movie sets three explorers (Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson and Anita Briem) on an adventure of a lifetime when they go looking for one scientist who sought out the center of the Earth and never returned. Traveling through never-before-seen worlds, the trio comes face-to-face with surreal and unimaginable creatures—including man-eating plants, giant flying piranha, glow birds and terrifying dinosaurs from days past. The adventurers soon realize that as volcanic activity increases around them, they must find a way back to the Earth’s surface before it is too late.

One family happy to get in on the advanced screening of Journey to the Center of the Earth

One family happy to get in on the advanced screening of Journey to the Center of the Earth

Heartland hosted an advanced screening in Indianapolis earlier this week, and over 600 people left the theater with grins and great reviews after checking out the movie for themselves. Actor Josh Hutcherson even surprised the crowd with a late appearance at the theater, signing autographs and posing for pictures with some of his biggest fans (read more about the evening).

Coming soon: the first Heartland videocast, featuring an interview with Hutcherson and a few of the thumbs-up reviews for this newest Truly Moving Picture Award winner. Stay tuned!