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People always like to poke fun at the science behind The Core
on December 7, 2016
People always like to poke fun at the science behind The Core, as if that's its one defining factor, but this movie is solid for reasons BEYOND the hokey science. The acting is outstanding, and more importantly the philosophical meat of the story - the social science - is what sells it. There are plenty of "oh no, the world might be ending if we don't save it" movies out there, but The Core remains one of my favorites because it exposes more of the inner struggle, the common man worries, that ordinary heroes thrust into this situation might have. An older mentor just wondering if he'll be able to save his family. An ambitious young officer who has to learn how leading means being responsible for the losses as well as the wins. A good-natured scientist trying to shoulder the burden of leading a team to save 7 billion lives. The idea of sacrificing for the greater good.
You don't watch "The Core" for the science. You watch it for the people at the heart of that science.