At The Earth's Core

"Weak"

At The Earth's Core Review


It's another Planet of the Apes/The Time Machine redux as a stuffy scientist (Peter Cushing) and a cowboy-inspired rich guy (Doug McClure) set off in an oversized drill/spaceship en route for the center of the earth. Of course, all kinds of creatures live there, namely large dodo-dinosaur hybrids, their monkey-pig underlings, and a humanoid race of slaves under their thumb. They even speak the Queen's English. While the fire effects are cool, the creatures are unilaterally awful. For 1976, an effects-driven film needs an awful lot more than plastic masks and stop-motion winking. Oh, and the script is lifeless, to boot.


Facts and Figures

Run time: 89 mins

In Theaters: Thursday 1st July 1976

Distributed by: MGM

Production compaines: American International Pictures (AIP), Amicus Productions, Burroughs Productions Inc.

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 33%
Fresh: 2 Rotten: 4

IMDB: 5.2 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer: Samuel Z. Arkoff, ,

Starring: as David Innes, as Dr. Abner Perry, as Princess Dia, Cy Grant as Ra, Godfrey James as Ghak, Sean Lynch as Hoojah, Keith Barron as Dowsett

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