It's a piece of crap.
Gotta get that out fast. For those of you who want to save some time, there it is. The Core is a crappy movie. Normally, a longform review would require a bit more elaboration than that, so for the sake of getting this message across, here it goes....
People with pacemakers-dying. Pigeons-dying. Yep. Something screwy is going on and the only way to fix things is to journey to the core of the Earth. Only a group of talented individuals can save the day. Will they make it out alive?
The story is flat out silly and lacks any tension. A hacker gets his hands on a cell phone for a minute and allows any user to get free long distance on it....for life. A recluse scientist has developed a prototype version of a tool that can cut through the Earth...with hardly any sense of funding. A conveniently stable material that can shield a ship through the Earth's layers? It's in there. US goofing up? It's in there.
Believe me, the story is not the only thing that's silly in this film. The dialogue is just plain sad. Nothing about it comes across as sharp or meaningful. The characters don't have anything about them that is unique ,in any way, shape or form.
The other elements of the film go like this:
Sensing a pattern?
If you've skipped the top part of this review and have skimmed down to the last paragraph, here's a recap-this movie sucks. There is no part of this film that does anything right. It's dull, uninspired and a piece of crap.
2* out of 10*
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For years, GLX has been writing on-and-off for The Outhousers covering comics, video games and comics - among other things. He currently resides in The South. Yes, that's capitalized, and, no, that doesn't mean it's a place full of sunshine and butterflies.
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