Nazis at the Center of the Earth Reviews
To expect big budget Hollywood quality here is just silly but clearly the filmmakers put a little cash behind the film with some nice set pieces, lots of bad CG, and a decent smattering of physical gore FX.
If you like films like Dead Snow or Iron Sky this is the film for you. It even has Jake Busey and Dominique Swain for those looking for an actor they recognise. Sure they are B or lower level actors but you'll probably recognise them.
Seriously, this film isn't all that bad. Is it 3 star good? Probably not, but seeing as how I've seen it twice now and I'd be willing to watch it again... I had to give it an extra star simply for being that surprised by how entertained I was.
The music is pretty good and the creepy atmosphere is complemented by surprisingly decent lighting. Seeing as most asylum films consist of having a skitsofrantic camera man just standing in one place for a few seconds and then shake it like there's a 9.5 magnitude earthquake the very next, seeing a film that actually has decent action and a camera that competently follows it is a treat. My one biggest complaint is that towards the end of the film there is a forced abortion scene where the Nazis use a fetus's regenerative properties to re-animate Hitler's head in a jar.
Now I'm not sure if the Asylum is trying to sent a subliminal message that If you support abortion, then you are just as bad as Hitler, but I like to think that it's just there for shock value and mindless fun. The ending is not particularly great, and the special effects are about what you would expect out of a ps2 game. Still it definitely won't appeal to everyone, and as a movie by itself I just can't imagine it gaining anything more than small cult status, if that. But It definitely shows that the Asylum is trying harder to make there films watchable and in that respect all I can say is that they did a decent job, and if they keep uping the quality of there movies like this one small step at a time, then who knows, maybe ten years from now they will make a smash hit that people will actually
be running to theaters to see. 3/5 stars
Overall, it was what it was. The acting was surprisingly alright, the characters while often one-note were fun to watch, the story was absolutely incredible, but it knew it was a bad movie too often. Big credit to Swain and Busey.