YMMV / The Core

  • Awesome Music: 30 Seconds To Mars's "Echelon".
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Stanley Tucci steals the movie and swallows it whole for breakfast.
  • Freud Was Right: Take a closer look at that poster. And tagline.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The movie ends with Rat deliberately releasing all the details of Project Destiny online - think this is where Edward Snowden got the idea?
  • MST3K Mantra: Science, Schmience — break out the popcorn and enjoy!
  • Narm:
    • Rat: "It's the whales! They're singing!"
    • Keyes emotionally chewing out Beck for letting Serge die.
    • Zimsky's anger-fueled breakdown after reaching his Rage Breaking Point on how stupid he thinks the team's plan is.
  • So Bad, It's Good: Does it have any artistic merit? Not really. Is it nevertheless entertaining? Oooh yeah.
  • Special Effects Failure: The CGI at times is quite impressive, but more often than not looks like they came straight off a SyFy Channel B-movie.
  • They Just Didn't Care: In an interview with Hilary Swank she actually said "Since no one knows what the center of the Earth really looks like, we can make up all sorts of stuff." At least the writer managed to reject the Executive Meddling calling for dinosaurs Beneath the Earth.