As an actual movie: 1 1/2 stars As an awesomely terrible movie: 4 1/2 stars
Can you handle "The Core"? Are you ready for "The Core"? Are you hardcore enough for "The Core"? You are not. Nobody is. A few year late to the great disaster movie party of the 90s ("Twister," "Armageddon," "Dante's Peak"), "The Core" may be the most absurd of any of these. So, like the earth's core has stopped and a ragtag team of scientists, engineers, and pilots need to travel to the center of the earth and restart it again. Seriously. But, hey, who is along for the ride: Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank, Alfre Woodard, Richard Jenkins, Stanley Tucci, Bruce Greenwood, Delroy Lindo, DJ Qualls. Whoa! Tucci's the only one who seems to get that overacting is the only way out of this movie. The fx look terrible; it's basically a really expensive b-movie. If you love bad movies though, then you're in for a treat.