Many people view scientists as some of the smartest people in the world. They're considered more rational than most people and even someone to look up to or a figure of authority. But in the Crack in the World, that seems to go out the window. Imagine living in a world where a scientist not only puts a crack in the world, but also attempts to fix it using a nuclear bomb? All of that and much more absurdity takes place in this film. In the quest to find magma inside the Earth, the expert team of scientists end up causing conflict on the Earth.