I went into it expecting not to be impressed or really entertained. But,
considering one of my classes is Geography and the movie is heavily based on it,
I was kinda curious.
I mean, it's pretty
far-fetched to think that we can reach the center of the earth. Humans have only
been 2 miles into the crust, and we have only been able to drill down around 7
miles. Even with being 2 miles into the crust, temperatures are uncomfortable.
The idea that a ship could withstand the nearly 9000 degrees and intense
pressure of gravity and magma pushing upon its hull, um... not plausible. We
have a better chance of finding intelligent life in space before we even are
able to travel the mantle.
The pressure is phenomenal. It's so intense
that the center of our core is supposed to be rock solid iron/nickel. It won't
even melt in the massive heat churning around it. But anyway... I'm a little off
The movie did address these concerns, but promptly disregarded
them. (Hey, it's Hollywood.) The best part of the movie was in my opinion the
'tragic' pigeon scene. Which I had to keep from laughing my ass off at. I have
a twisted sense of humor. Quite frankly, this was much like Armageddon in
formula, but without the emotional investment in the characters.
really worth paying to see in my opinion. Wait til HBO.