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The Core [DVD] [2003]

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    86% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 7)

    Special Features


    • Commmentary by Director Jon Amiel
    • Deconstruction of the Visual Effects
    • Deleted/Extended Scenes with Director Commentary
    • To the Core and Back The Making of The Core
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    The Core
    An unlikely band of scientists and soldiers join forces to save the world from certain destruction in this action-drama. As the world is struck with a variety of inexplicable phenomena -- attacks by enormous swarms of birds in London, the explosion of the Colosseum in Rome, a potentially deadly malfunction which forces the Space Shuttle into a Los Angeles riverbed, and the simultaneous deaths of 32 people with pacemakers in Boston -- a team of top scientific minds from around the globe is assembled to determine what has thrown the world into such a frenzy. Dr. John Keyes (Aaron Eckhart) makes the startling discovery that the Earth's electromagnetic forces have begun to collapse, thanks to a sudden lack of movement of the molten ore at the center of the Earth. If the planet is to be saved, the core of the Earth needs a jump start, and Keyes assembles a team to burrow to the center of the planet and bomb the insides back into action. Joining Keyes on this dangerous, last-chance mission are the brilliant but arrogant Conrad Zimsky (Stanley Tucci), French arms expert Dr. Serge Levesque (Tchéky Karyo, maverick researcher "Brazz" Brazzleton (Delroy Lindo), geeky computer genius Rat (DJ Qualls), and two no-nonsense military types, Commander Richard Iverson (Bruce Greenwood) and Major Rebecca Childs (Hilary Swank). However, as the crew digs deeper into the Earth, the more they discover what they haven't been told about their mission and what's really been causing the worldwide chaos. The Core was originally scheduled for release in the fall of 2002, but the movie didn't reach theaters until the spring of 2003 as special-effects experts perfected the film's more spectacular scenes. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Aaron Eckhart
      Aaron Eckhart - Dr. Josh Keyes
    • Hilary Swank
      Hilary Swank - Major Rebecca "Beck" Childs
    • Delroy Lindo
      Delroy Lindo - Dr. Ed "Braz" Brazzelton
    • Stanley Tucci
      Stanley Tucci - Dr. Conrad Zimsky
    • D.J. Qualls
      D.J. Qualls - Rat



    Customer rating

    Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews

    86%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Fun Ride

      Posted
      WhyNot1973
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      I don't generally review movies simply because everyone has their own tastes, but the single review of this movie giving it 1* with the reasons being... "This dumb film involves the Earth's core, which has stopped rotating for some unknown reason (and which, for another reason never explained, causes birds to smash into buildings and people with pacemakers to drop dead#." This review bothered me since the reviewer obviously didn't watch the movie as it is explained why the Earth's core stoped, the things that will happen due to it, why the birds loose their sense of direction and why pacemakers malfunctioned. Oh yeah, most of it is explained in the first half hour of the movie! Anyway, The Core is a mediocre movie that for some reason, I'll watch over and over again when I simply want to watch a movie. It's one of those "safe" movies that can be popped in at any time, run in the background for some noise and doesn't require a ton of attention #though more than the oher reviewer gave it ;# ).

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      dumb sci-fi

      Posted
      prlwctd

      This dumb film involves the Earth's core, which has stopped rotating for some unknown reason (and which, for another reason never explained, causes birds to smash into buildings and people with pacemakers to drop dead). This leads to a group of scientists developing an experimental ship which, piloted by beautiful astronaut Hilary Swank, will penetrate the core and get it going again. The plot makes no sense and the characters are all cliches (yes, Hilary takes a moment to smooch the lead scientist).

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Good movie

      Posted
      Gizmo
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      Exciting and interesting story line but it makes you think they were trying to find ways to kill off everyone in the end

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic

      Posted
      neetasun
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      This is one of my favorite movies. Had to order it online though. Not available in the store.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Love this movie!!!!!

      Posted
      MovieGuru
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      This movie is the perfect mix of disaster movie and tearjerker all wrapped up into one!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good disaster movie!

      Posted
      AngelS
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      This is a good disaster movie for those who like them.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good movie

      Posted
      BH6review
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      I love any movies that shows disasters in any form.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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