While “The Night the World Exploded” is a very low-budget film with no-name actors, it is enjoyable. It also manages to make a ridiculous plot seem plausible–and that is no small feat.
The film begins with a seismologist creating a new machine that would help them predict earthquakes. However, the equipment is either faulty OR the Earth is royally screwed!!! Soon, after the big quake, they discover a new element–#112. And here is where it gets crazy. There is a lot of it and the element is VERY explosive–so explosive that the planet may soon go kaboom! That is, unless they enact a crazy plan that just MIGHT work.
While this film offers few huge thrills, it works well. The miniature sets work well and the acting is good. Most importantly, the film is written well and will probably hold your attention.