The Core

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Pigeons falling from the sky, dozens of people dropping dead from broken pace-makers and a space shuttle landing in the middle of the city because of navigation problems are the opening scenes from the sci-fi thriller, The Core. When catastrophes begin happening all over the planet geophysicist, Dr. Josh Keyes (Aaron Eckhart) and some French guy (I guess I should say “Freedom” guy whose name isn’t worth mentioning anyway) is summoned to Washington to explain the anomalies. Dr. Keyes says the natural disasters are occurring because the Earth’s core has stopped spinning and within one year the entire planet will be destroyed. He also said that they need to find a way to drill to the center of the planet, carefully position nuclear devices and systematically detonate them, which will start the core spinning. What are they going to do? Surprise! They find an old reclusive scientist living in the middle of the desert who has invented a craft equipped with laser that can drill to the center of the Earth. The problem? It will take 10 years to build! Surprise again!! Somehow they manage to build it within 3 months. Dr. Keyes, 3 scientists, the commander and navigator of a misguided space shuttle named Rebecca Childs (Hilary Swank) board the laser craft called Virgil and begin their journey to the center of the Earth. Of course, members of the team begin to die as they encounter problems during their mission. It was not a surprise to realize the high points to this stupid film are the special affects, which I couldn’t enjoy anyway. The plot is lousy and the script should have been sold to Charmin for toilet paper. It’s so goofy I found myself rolling my eyes (I think I was rolling my eyes) and wondering where I could find a radio that could transmit through 1900 miles of rock like the one on Virgil. I give this corny film a D rating.

This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.