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As a reviewer, many people have asked me what my favorite genre is, and after 'Supernatural Horror', and I'd have to easily say 'Science Fiction Disaster Movies' come in a close second. THE CORE (2003) starring Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank, and Delroy Lindo may be full of questionable science, but in my opinion it still rates as one of my favorites.

Four of the U.S.'s top scientific minds are paired with two astronauts to pilot the earth-ship known as 'Virgil'. An experimental vessel designed to bury down to the centre of the earth's core, this ad hock team has been dispatched to restart the spinning motion of the earth's core in a bid to save the planet from the devastating effects brought about by the electromagnetic storms about to ravage the surface.

Although the description might sound a little nerdy, the story is full of emotional battles and eye-popping action. In addition, whether or not you agree that the core of the earth is comprised of molten lava and can be jump-started by 1,000 megaton nuclear blast does not diminish the message. The most important factor that drew me to THE CORE was the human side of the story. The willingness of some to sacrifice their lives to protect the public masses who more than likely would never know what had been offered up in the name of 'king and country' is ultimately very appealing.

Aaron Eckhart has always been a drawing card for me, and his performance in this movie only strengthened my respect for his acting abilities. His talent for making audiences believe that he is 'his character' is a skill that so many of today's stars seem unable to tap. Directed by Jon Amiel, PG-13, 135 Mins, Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure. **** 4 stars out of 5.

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Reviewed by Lynne Martin September 15, 2013
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