The Core Reviews
Part of this is down to the likeable cast of science bods for me. Eckhart has always kinda been the bigger version of Scott Bakula in my humble view, a nice guy with floppy hair, Karyon and Lindo are both solid as always and Tucci is fully enjoyable as the whiny scrawny egghead who will obviously kick the bucket. Only downside is the Justin Bieber lookalike Swank who is just too damn wholesome and American to stand for so long.
The film is simply fun from the get go really, your typical disaster scenes across the world, the cool ideas the film makers came up with for the earth's interior, it really does feel like an updated 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth' when the crew break into a huge geode which then begins to leak lava. I think the creative team did well with whats shown as the crew progress deeper, I'm sure its scientifically wrong but it looks cool.
As you near the climax the plot does get a little more emotional as members fall by the wayside one by one much like all disaster flicks do. This does keep you glued to the screen somewhat, its very predictable but you wanna see it through. In the back of your mind you know who's gonna die and who's gonna survive, but like I said its highly predictable.
I think the plot is well worked in this film, it seems like an impossible task but the theories of how you could actually jump start the center of the earth are clever I guess. You know its not real but it looks and sounds like it could be. I also liked the craft design they use, the spacesuit-esque designs and all the science guff they babble when the heat is on (no pun intended). A shame the ending is so flat but it beats the over blown all American showboating you got in 'Armageddon'.
its a thrilling and intresting and intriguin movie that keeps you on the edge of your seats as they take there journey into the core of the earth!
when the earths core stops workig a electro field thingykills all people with a bypass monitor in them, so high scientists and people o fly the space shuttle/craft thing they fly into the core but it has its differcultes an bad things happen! good ovie wort a watch!
So what? It is a different twist on the disaster films that had not been much done before (unless you include the much inferior "Deep Core") It is a good steady film with workable performances from a less than stellar cast, but these people are believable even if the premise of the movie is not. I am an easily bored movie goer and it really takes a good film to keep me in my seat all the way through.
The dialog was snappy with tons of irony and sarcasm, and the people made it work.
This movie is just fun, and well worth your time.
Crazy yet original end-of-the-world scenario as a team of six experts bore their way to the earth's core in a revolutionary subterranean vessel with the intention of jump-starting the rotation of the sputtering central mass by firing an atomic bomb. Hey, that's why it's called science fiction. If you can put your knowledge of physics and thermodynamics on hold, this trip offers some novelties and excitement, mainly due to the fact they limit the disaster special effect set-pieces (San Francisco is convincing, Rome isn't) and focus on the emotions and ingenuity of the six-man crew as they contend with a continuous array of crises. Underrated Aaron Eckhart and Oscar winner Hilary Swank lead a spirited cast, with top contributions from Delroy Lindo and Stanley Tucci. All aboard!
for the most part maintains a steady, crisp pace. Sure, alot of nonsensical fluff, but plenty of entertainment too. It kept me engrossed from start to finish.