Where Time Began 1990 Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
This was BY FAR the worst rendering of Journey to the Center of the Earth I have ever seen in my life! I couldn’t believe I spent $5 on this movie—to think I could have had a Cold Stone instead…
Initially, this movie doesn’t even remotely closely follow the Verne classic. There is nothing even remotely familiar in here—Pat Boone playing an accordion all the way down was a closer rendition—and that’s saying something. About the only thing that is similar to the classic novel is the fact that there is a journey to the center of the earth.
Second, the setting isn’t really all that accurate. A matte painting is used for the “volcano,” and it doesn’t even look like a real volcano from any geology textbook I’ve read (and I was a geology major specializing in volcanic seismology…). Worse, the type of volcano illustrated doesn’t even exist in Hawaii. The eruption indicated is a physical impossibility in the islands.
Thirdly, Atlantis. Really? Please. This is an insult to my intelligence. Verne MUST be rolling in his grave…
Fourth, the plot. It’s as if the writer just grew tired of the story (or the film ran out of money) and it just STOPPED. Dead. No rising action. No falling action. No action.
SAVE YOUR MONEY! Do not buy this. Go to Cold Stone instead. You’ll thank me for it. My copy has already been placed into the shredder. It doesn’t even rate a viewing at my Sunday night heckle parties.