NAZIS AT THE CENTER OF THE EARTH
Directed by Joseph J. Lawson
Distributed by The Asylum Home Entertainment
Ok, let's be honest. The Asylum isn't exactly known as the company that creates blockbuster movies. In fact, they are known as the company that makes films based on blockbuster movies. They are usually cheap knock-offs with crazy plot lines, and sub-par acting. Well, NAZIS AT THE CENTER OF THE EARTH.....is no different. It's exactly what you would expect from an Asylum film
Ok, maybe I am being a little hard on this film, with all it's faults, I guess I need to admit that it was fun, and that is what movies are for! Before I go into any further detail, here is the plot of the film from the film's imdb page:
Researchers in Antarctica are abducted by a team of masked storm troopers. They are dragged deep underground to a hidden continent in the center of the earth. Here Nazi survivors, their bodies a horrifying patchwork of decaying and regenerated flesh, are planning for the revival of the Third Reich
So the film starts off with some bad CG gunfire and explosions, but when the research team is taken to the center of the earth, there is actually some pretty cool scenery and cool futuristic landscapes. The film actually has some pretty good gore effects, some of which are actually practical effects as opposed to CG. At least they look like practical effects to me. One in particular is a man who has his face skin peeled off while he is still alive.
The dialog is ok, but is pretty cheesy at some points. The acting is actually better than most Asylum films I have to admit. Dominique Swain and Jake Busey do a pretty good job headlining the film.
As crazy as the film's plot is, nothing prepares you for the end of the film, when a giant Hitler/Robot makes an appearance. Apparently the Nazis have kept Hitler's body (or at least his head, since that is all we see) and have fused it with a mechanical robot body, creating one crazy RoboNazi!!
So, overall, not a great movie by any means, but probably fun if you have a group of friends over and just want to have a good time and laugh a lot. The movie is available now on DVD and contains the following special features:
* Original Widescreen Presentation
* 5.1 Surround Sound
* The Making of "Nazis at the Center of the Earth"
* Gag Reel
* Director's Commentary
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