These days there is a lot of talk about the Earth’s core coming to a standstill. The consequences are explained in this publication, but beyond what the scientific community can indicate, the film industry has also expressed its perspective with feature films.
Next, with information from the website of vandal, we remember seven films about the earth’s core to daydream about the apocalypse. Warning: some are very bad, others are very good.
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959-2012)
Inspired by Jules Verne’s novel about the expedition of a mineralogy professor, Otto Lidenbrock, his nephew Axel, and a guide named Hans into the interior of the Earth, Journey to the Center of the Earth is almost a movie saga. Movies based on this story have been made since 1959, some clearly better than others.
Many of the adaptations are family movies, including the 2008 one starring Brendan Fraser and its 2012 sequel starring Dwayne Johnson, The Rock.
Tremors in Spain and Terror under the earth in Latin America, this 1990 film talks about the danger underground, close to the surface, with Kevin Bacon as the protagonist, who confronted the graboids, some mutant worms. Of the few with Bacon that Bacon has seen.
A Town Called Dante’s Peak (1997)
A Town Called Dante’s Peak isn’t extremely bad, but it’s not great either. The Earth’s core is boiling, the magma chambers underground are hot and the magma is coming out of the volcanoes as part of the plot of this film.
The Core (2003)
Hillary Swank, DJ Qualls and Aaron Eckhart worked on The Core and the result was not to the liking of most viewers. The film deals precisely with the arrest of the nucleus and how a team goes on a near-suicidal mission to reactivate it.
Roland Emmerich directed 2012 and we all knew that the world was going to end, even more so if the film is called 2012 in reference to the omen of the Mayans on the Earth’s core. The world did not end, but it left us in 2012, which generated division among critics. It could have been better… or less bad.
Good news: Underwater is the best movie on this list, with Kirsten Stewrt as an engineer on a subsea mining rig who is drilling the seabed to the very bottom and the consequence that this generated: the possible end of the world.
Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)
Godzilla vs. Kong is like the extra, with the idea of the Hollow Earth, the conspiracy theory that insists that in the center of the Earth there is absolutely nothing. Scientists go to the middle of the middle of the matter to follow King Kong, looking for some source of energy. Altered gravity, giant monsters – nothing can go wrong.