Friday, December 7, 2012
AT THE EARTH'S CORE (1976) Theatrical Posters
Despite of - or perhaps because of - its primitive special effects and man-in-suit monstrosities, I have a great affection for this movie, and have ever since catching it on network television back around 1977. It's actually fairly faithful to the Burroughs novel (abridged, of course), even if it presents truly fanciful monsters rather than the paleontologically accurate prehistoric beasties of the book. Cushing is a joy as Prof. Abner Perry, the brilliant but absent-minded inventor of the "Iron Mole," and Caroline is a perfect primeval princess. McClure is decent, too.
Sure, I wish it had a bigger budget and Ray Harryhausen-animated creatures, but it's a fun - and favorite - 70s Lost World flick.