First of all, quit acting like you were such a huge fan of the first one. It was great, and Arnold pulled a thing out of his nose and a guy had a collapsible claw-arm, granted. But at the time and since the time, it wasn’t America’s favorite movie. Or even favorite sci-fi movie, so quit doing that, OK? You’re not in charge of making sure the feelings of old movies are not hurt. That’s Martin’s job.
So anyway, this is a pretty good remake in that style where it’s lots of the stuff but not all of the stuff and some stuff is added like… and this is huge… a tunnel through the core of the earth! Yes, that’s right, someone has actually dug a hole to China. Specifically, it goes from the the UK to Australia, but it does it through means of a big, big hole.
I don’t know about girls (on so many levels), but there is an age where every boy imagines digging a hole through the earth and popping up some place where there’s no bedtime or getting dirt out from under fingernails. Why this would be the case in other-side-of-the-planet society is unknown, but in the fertile boy mind, it’s a land of unlimited wonder. So you dig as far as you can get (average:18 inches) then a caring adult makes you stop. This is to get you used to idea that adults are there to stop great things from happening, a theme that will develop throughout life. But not in this movie! In this movie the dream lives! There is a giant hole to the other side of the planet! And people use it every day!
To go work. It’s a commuter hole. Because adults are here to stop great things from happening.
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