The Core- 2003 science fiction film directed by Jon Amiel is my choice for Scarecrow Video’s Psychotronic Challenge under the category of She Bites. The Earth’s core has stopped spinning. Without giving away too much of the story it’s due to some not so wise choices from our government. Mother Nature’s beautiful system has been thrown off. Yep everyone is going to die within a year. Natural disasters are spectacularly happening everywhere, animals are freaking out, coffee makers are untouchable. To save humanity, six scientists are enlisted to burrow deep beneath the planet's surface in an experimental craft named Virgil (a homage to Dante’s Inferno) and jump-start the Earth's heartbeat. What could possibly go wrong?
Starring Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank, Delroy Lindo, Bruce Greenwood and Stanley Tucci. This movie does not even come close to being low budget. The CGI makes you almost wish that you were with them…almost. Some liberties where taken regarding actual science. However, the characters are well developed, and I was hooked from the first few minutes. Everyone does not survive, impressive sacrifices are made, hot pockets were eaten. The Core was entertaining, and I would highly recommend this movie.