Saturday, 10 September 2011

At the Earth's Core


eon said...

I hate to say it, but as a lifelong ERB fan I have to; except for Caroline Munro, ATE'sC was pretty much worthless, by far the worst of the ERB adaptations.

They got Pellucidar wrong, they miscast Doug Mcclure as the lead (he was a lot better in the two "Caprona" adaptations), and they didn't even succeed in giving Peter Cushing anything much to do. (At least in "Star Wars", the first one alias Episode 4, he got to stand around looking evil.)

I saw it in the theater when it came out. And basically sat there shaking my head in regret right through it. Even the final scene's punch-line failed to get a laugh out of me, and normally I'd crack up at such a zinger. What went before it was just too much of an amazing mind-numbing non-event.

I'd really like to see this one remade, correctly. Among other things, modern CGI could give us Pellucidar as ERB wrote it.

I wonder if Peter Jackson would be interested?



jayessell said...

Hello, I'm Doug McClure.
You may remember me from such films as "At the Earth's Core" and "Humanoids from the Deep"...