12.31.2013

Episode 138 - The Core

In this week's episode, the gang says goodbye to 2013 by digging to the center of the earth with 2003's sci-fi snooze, The Core! How much inaccurate science can you fit in one movie? How much scenery can The Tucc chew? And why is Aaron Eckhart screaming so much? Plus: Temperatures in excess of nine THOUSAND degrees!

The Core stars Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank, Stanley Tucci, Delroy Lindo, Bruce Greenwood and Tcheky Karyo; directed by Jon Amiel.


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7 comments:

Mad Scientist said...

In response to question about imagining the pitch response you don't need to wonder as one of the writers of the movie wrote about the scriptwriting process of this very movie. The hilarious part being is that the movie would have been even more absurdly scientifically inaccurate had John Rogers not stepped in.
http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2006/02/watch-my-other-awful-movie-adaptation.html?showComment=1141100340000#c114110036853202234

J. Thunder said...

The studio should have realized the concept was flawed since no one tried to launch a competing movie ala Armageddon/Deep Impact or Dante's Peak/Volcano. Have a great New Year! Hot Pockets and Xena tapes.

The Mutt said...

All I could think of during the flaming peach scene was the speech from Plan 9 from Outer Space, when the evil alien dude says, "Imagine your Sun is a giant bucket of gasoline..."

From that point, I was pretty sure they thought they were making a comedy. Or a satire. Or something.

Ufotofu9 said...
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Ufotofu9 said...

The funniest thing about this movie is that it's entire premise is flawed from the beginning. I mean, Armageddon has more scientific merit than this garbage movie does, because its premise could actually happen. Asteroids actually exist and could potentially hit the Earth.

The core of the Earth, on the other hand, does not actually rotate faster than the Earth itself. Therefore, there is no need to restart it because it doesn't rotate in the first place.

Just one more reason why this movie shouldn't have existed.

Steveriffic said...

I think the casting might have been a "Moneyball"-type concept. No big names, but if you get enough decent performers, you can still succeed. But just like in Moneyball, your team won't win it all.

Marina1411 said...

...So you basically want Inhumanoids, The Movie.