The Core (2003)


“I came here to save my wife and my two children and… seven billion lives… it’s too much. I just hope I’m, I’m smart enough and brave enough to save three. ” – Serge

Number of Times Seen – 2 (13 Dec 2004 and 18 Apr 2017)

Brief Synopsis – After scientists discover that the Earth’s axis is causing strange global phenomena, a team is sent to try and fix the problem at the core.

My Take on it – This is a film I saw a few years back and it came out at a time when there was a lot of disaster films being made.

The idea here is an interesting one and although I’m far from being a scientist, I somewhat liked the way that they present the issues to us.

Despite that, this film is apparently known for being one of the most inaccurate films when seen from a scientific perspective.

The cast is pretty good here which is quite surprising that so many talented actors would agree to be a part of such a silly premise.

Aaron Eckhart, Tcheky Karyo, Stanley Tucci, Delroy Lindo, Richard Jenkins, Bruce Greenwood and Hilary Swank are still all good despite the obvious flaws in the film.

This film still has some moments along the way that are fun to watch despite all of it’s problems.

Bottom Line – Somewhat silly disaster film that makes little sense but still has it’s fun moments.  The cast is great which is quite surprising being how much work the story itself really needs here.  I’m not a scientist, so I believe that the science here is fair yet it has been stated that this film is one of the most scientifically inaccurate films ever made.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Near the end of the “birds” scene, a trout is seen smashing into a window instead of a pigeon. This was a joke left in by the team that did the CG pigeons. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy

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