Directed by: Jon Amiel Writing credits: Cooper Layne, John Rogers (X) Cast: Aaron Eckhart .... Josh Keyes / Nicole Leroux .... Mother / Hilary Swank .... Maj. Rebecca 'Beck' Childs / Delroy Lindo .... Dr. Edward Brazleton / Stanley Tucci .... Dr. Conrad Zimsky / DJ Qualls .... Rat / Tchéky Karyo .... Sergei Leveque / Richard Jenkins (I) / Bruce Greenwood (I) .... Col. Robert Iverson / Alfre Woodard .... Stick / Jennifer Spence .... Zimski's Assistant
Here we go again. When all you have is a bomb, everything looks like a target. This time we're journeying to the center of the Earth to set off a bomb to keep the world from stopping. Stop the film, I want to get off! Actually, I'm betting that it's fun in a lame "B" movie sort of way. Just channel the sci-fi of the 50s and 60s and you'll be fine. In fact, go out and get a copy of Crack in the World (1965) now and you won't have to wait for implausible geo-science and bad acting. You'll never guess how they stopped the geo-catastrophe. While you're waiting, consider this bit of classic dialog from Crack in the World:
Dr. Ted Rampion: Every scientist, every university, every
thinking military leader is helping us.
Still good advice.