History Film / TheCore

8th Apr '17 3:47:32 PM erana
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*** Now that we're with the core's weight (and thus, density), at some point they get the surprise that the core is supposedly of a different density than they ''thought'' (emphasis added) it had. The movie handwaves it with a variant of "hey, nobody has ever been down there to ''measure'' the core's density" (again, emphasis added). Never mind that said density ''has'' been accurately ''measured'' by how it affects seismic waves' (from earthquakes of known origin) propagation, a measurement that has been verified by how it's used to accurately calculate back the position of new quakes by their seismic waves' propagation through the core.
14th Mar '17 2:48:52 PM Kalaong
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*TheChainsOfCommanding: There's an excellent speech on this.
-->'''Col. Robert Iverson''': Being a leader isn't about ability. It's about ''responsibility.'' I mean, you're not just responsible for making good decisions. You have to be responsible for the bad ones. You got to be ready to make the shitty call. ...Because you're so good, you haven't hit anything you couldn't beat. I mean, hell, you were the one who figured out how to save the shuttle. You made me, you made the rest of NASA just look like an ass. It's just that you're used to winning -- and you're not really a leader until you've lost.
24th Sep '16 3:34:36 PM saberwyn
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** The ''Virgil'' itself, in a way, as every last subsidiary compartment is lost or sacrificed over the course of the film.



** The ''Virgil'' itself, in a way, as every last subsidiary compartment is lost or sacrificed over the course of the film.
20th Aug '16 6:09:55 PM BiffJr
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** ArtisticLicenseMedicine: A failure of the Earth's magnetic field isn't going to stop a pacemaker (or a wristwatch, for that matter), and even if it did, the heart the pacemaker is attached to wouldn't suddenly stop beating entirely. Pacemakers are given to patients with ''irregular'' or ''erratic'' heartbeats. A failed pacemaker may be a medical emergency, but it's not a guaranteed instant death sentence.
*** There is one possible justification: the shifting magnetic field induced electrical current into the wiring and electrodes around the heart. The pacemaker isn't the killer, it's simply the means. Accidental minor electrical shock via current generated by shifting magnetic fields that puts the patient into ventricular fibrillation. At least it's a shorter stretch than everything else in this flick.

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** ArtisticLicenseMedicine: A failure of the Earth's magnetic field isn't going to stop a pacemaker (or a wristwatch, for that matter), and even if it did, the heart the pacemaker is attached to wouldn't suddenly stop beating entirely. Pacemakers are given to patients with ''irregular'' or ''erratic'' heartbeats. A failed pacemaker may be a medical emergency, but it's not a guaranteed instant death sentence.
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sentence. [[note]] There is one possible justification: the shifting magnetic field induced electrical current into the wiring and electrodes around the heart. The pacemaker isn't the killer, it's simply the means. Accidental minor electrical shock via current generated by shifting magnetic fields that puts the patient into ventricular fibrillation. At least it's a shorter stretch than everything else in this flick. [[/note]]
14th Aug '16 12:17:51 PM nombretomado
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** The ''[[DivineComedy Virgil]]''.

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** The ''[[DivineComedy ''[[Literature/TheDivineComedy Virgil]]''.
14th Aug '16 12:17:28 PM nombretomado
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* MeaningfulName: The ship is named the ''Virgil'', after Dante's guide through Hell in the ''DivineComedy''.

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* MeaningfulName: The ship is named the ''Virgil'', after Dante's guide through Hell in the ''DivineComedy''.''Literature/TheDivineComedy''.
14th Jun '16 6:24:46 PM Mdumas43073
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''The Core'' is a 2003 film about a group of scientists who must travel to the center of the Earth to restart the faltering core of the planet. The government gets a group of four scientists to find a way to make the Earth's core continue to spin, since it's winding down and with it goes the Earth's magnetic field, and without it the entire surface will be melted by cosmic winds. Using literal {{Unobtanium}} to build a ship hull that grows stronger the more pressure is put on it, they set off to deploy a set of five [[DeusExNukina 200 megaton nuclear bombs]] in the core with the idea to restart it spinning.

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''The Core'' is a 2003 DisasterMovie directed by Jon Amiel, with a cast including Aaron Eckhart, Creator/HilarySwank, Delroy Lindo, and Creator/StanleyTucci.

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film is about a group of scientists who must travel to the center of the Earth to restart the faltering core of the planet. The government gets a group of four scientists to find a way to make the Earth's core continue to spin, since it's winding down and with it goes the Earth's magnetic field, and without it the entire surface will be melted by cosmic winds. Using literal {{Unobtanium}} to build a ship hull that grows stronger the more pressure is put on it, they set off to deploy a set of five [[DeusExNukina 200 megaton nuclear bombs]] in the core with the idea to restart it spinning.
23rd May '16 10:43:46 AM Josef5678
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* DoNotPassGo
--> '''Dr. Josh Keyes:''' ''Blindfolded. Do not pass go. Go directly to [=PhD=].''
22nd May '16 10:43:56 PM Nylsa
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* FollowTheLeader: The film was pitched as "Film/{{Armageddon}}, [[RecycledInSpace but]] ''down''."
12th May '16 6:39:22 AM Beppo
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** ArtisticLicenseBiology: One of the first signs that something is going wrong is when pigeons suddenly go mental and start smashing into everything. This is explained by the changes to the Earth's electromagnetic field messing with their natural navigation systems. While it is true that many birds such as pigeons use electromagnetics to navigate, it is for long-distance travel only. It would be more like if your car's GPS went on the fritz: instead of flying to London, they'd end up in Norway. They still have eyes, they wouldn't just whack into anything in their way!\\

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** ArtisticLicenseBiology: One of the first signs that something is going wrong is when pigeons suddenly go completely mental and start smashing into everything. This is explained by the changes to the Earth's electromagnetic field messing with their natural navigation systems. While it is true that many birds such as pigeons use electromagnetics to navigate, it is for long-distance travel only. It would be more like if your car's GPS went on the fritz: instead of flying to London, they'd end up in Norway. They still have eyes, they wouldn't just whack into anything in their way!\\
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