“The Core” Has Too Much Ridiculous Science to Keep Track
People often don’t care about things that aren’t right in front of them, even if they are hugely important. Science fiction movies are the best at helping people imagine how today’s world will change. That explains why in the 2000s, there were many science fiction films about humanity coming together to save the Earth from ecological disaster. These natural disaster-based sci-fi movies are essential for teaching people about the importance of the environment. However, some of these movies stretched the science ridiculously far to make the events dramatic. One of these films that did not age the best, for this reason, was “The Core.”
“The Core” definitely had a good message about the world working together to solve big problems, but the issues with its science start at the beginning of its premise. In this stopping the apocalypse type movie, the Earth’s core stops rotating for some reason. If an international team of scientists can’t start it up again by setting off bombs in the core (you heard me right), the Earth’s magnetic field will disappear, and the sun’s radiation will fry us like ants under a magnifying glass. It’s inspirational when they save the day, but it makes no sense. The whole atmosphere protects us from solar radiation, so this wouldn’t happen.