The Core is a 2003 American science fiction disaster film directed by Jon Amiel and starring Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank, Delroy Lindo, Stanley Tucci, Tchéky Karyo, DJ Qualls, Bruce Greenwood and Alfre Woodard. The film focuses on a team whose mission is to drill to the centre of the Earth and set off a series of nuclear explosions in order to restart the rotation of the Earth’s core. The film was released on March 28, 2003, by Paramount Pictures. It received mixed reviews from critics and grossed $74 million worldwide with a production budget of $85 million.
For reasons unknown, the earth’s molten outer core has stopped rotating around the solid inner core, causing the planet’s electromagnetic field to rapidly deteriorate. Almost immediately, life around the globe begins to change dramatically. People with pacemakers suddenly drop dead. The Golden Gate Bridge collapses because of intense microwave bombardment due to a “hole” in the Earth’s protective shield. An electrical superstorm strikes Rome. Scrambling to resolve the crisis, government and military officials call upon a team of the world’s most gifted scientists to travel to the earth’s core to detonate several nuclear devices to reactivate the core.
In a poll of hundreds of scientists about bad science fiction films, The Core was voted the worst.
So bad it’s great.