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The Core

4 Ratings: 1.0
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Smarter thanArmageddonand equally extreme,The Coreis high-tech Hollywood hokum at its finest. It's scientifically ridiculous, but this variant ofFantastic Voyageat leasttriesto be credible as it plunges deep into the earth's inner core, where … see full wiki

Director: Jon Amiel
Genre: Action, Adventure
Release Date: March 28, 2003
MPAA Rating: PG-13
4 reviews about The Core
review by . March 17, 2005
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: mildly entertaining     Cons: too unbelievable     The Bottom Line: _____________           The unexpected is just about the only thing that really frightens me, beyond spiders that is. Under normal circumstances you can con your way out of anything, given the proper amount of information and time. But sudden things like meteors falling out of the sky or the core of the Earth exploding, well, Hell, you just don’t …
review by . September 02, 2004
"The Core" is a fun film to watch. Like all films in this genre, it has an impending disaster with catastrophic results waiting in the wings unless a motley crew of scientists, military folks and nerds can get something together to put an end to the destruction of the world. It has sensationalized gizmos, unbelievable heroics, and wonders out the wazoo. But let's be honest, that's why people watch movies like this. They're fun, sometimes moving, and a great way to kill a couple of hours without …
review by . June 28, 2004
posted in Movie Hype
This film begins with an interesting premise, although seeing a bunch of birds crashing through windows seems to be a poor way to start a film built around geophysics phenomena. Stan Tucci is a very talented actor who plays his complex character very well, and even less established cast members do well, as this flick was well cast. The biggest drawback in the film is the actual journey to the core. Since there isn't too much to see there except a bubble with a bed of giant quartz crystals, the story …
review by . March 25, 2003
Pros: Some ok FX     Cons: Bad story, acting, no character development.     The Bottom Line: A good premise and setup is quickly lost in a complete lack of originality.     Hollywood has had long had a fascination with disaster films, and the genre had its heyday in the 1970’s with producer Irwin Allen’s star-studded disaster epics. Films such as “The Towering Inferno”, “Earthquake”, “The Poseidon Adventure” …
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