In this science fiction adventure, numerous unexplained electromagnetic phenomena begin to pique the interest of the political, military and scientific leaders of the world. Geophysicist Dr. Josh Keyes (Aaron Eckhart) begins to put the pieces together, discovering the horrible truth: The Earth’s core has stopped spinning, breaking down the protective electromagnetic field. The consequences are catastrophic, and earth’s inhabitants are given only months to live unless something can restart the core’s spinning. A team of scientists and astronauts, including Keyes, are assembled to command Virgil, a super-strong, worm-like tunneling vehicle equipped with several nuclear weapons.
When the earth’s core stops spinning, it messes up the electromagnetic field surrounding our planet, which protects all life from the otherwise deadly invisible microwaves of radiation that bombard us. Without the spinning core we will have no electromagnetic field, which will cause the complete destruction of the earth in a matter of months. That is, unless humans can do something to intervene, and re-start the core quick enough to save the planet from being totally fried.
Fans of sci-fi or disaster flicks will probably enjoy “The Core.” Movie-goers will most likely fall into one of two categories: those who can get caught up in the suspense of whether or not the team of scientists will be able to save the world in time, and those who find the plot totally absurd. I happen to fall into the latter category; but hey, to each their own.
There are many outstanding actors in this film, including Hilary Swank, Aaron Eckhart, Stanley Tucci, Delroy Lindo, and Alfre Woodard. Unfortunately, the dialogue doesn’t give these talented people much to work with, and most of the jokes made me roll my eyes instead of laugh out loud.
If not for a few objectionable words, “The Core” probably could have been enjoyed (or not, depending on your tastes) by kids twelve and older. Unfortunately, the film’s dialogue is marred by the language listed below in the content description, and therefore is not awarded our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for family viewing.