And I don't care who knows it. Here is my second in what will no doubt be a series describing movies that I love despite the fact that they were savaged by the critics upon their initial release. I know I have an affection for the movie because as it came on the satellite tonight I was right there with my popcorn. Starring Hillary Swank and Aaron Eckhart, 'The Core' is about a group of scientists who notice that the core of the Earth has stopped spinning. This is a bad thing because the spinning molten liquid at the center of the Earth creates our EM or electromagnetic field. This protects us from solar winds and microwaves and other forces from space that have the power to kill us. Despite the fact that the cause of the stopped core is man made, a group of scientists are tasked with building a ship that can not only reach the core of the Earth but deploy the nuclear missiles possible to fix the problem. I love these kinds of movies. Great CGI shows natural destruction on a massive scale as the effect of the core's problems become more pronounced. The opening scene where the Space Shuttle has to land in downtown L.A. is brilliant. Movie science is applied to solve a problem and our intrepid team of adventurers risk their lives to save us all. Of course not all of them are coming back but that is the fun in an action adventure movie like this. Delroy Lindo, Stanley Tucci and Bruce Greenwood round out the group of adventurers and there is a significant level of acting talent connected to this project. There is sadness when we loose characters that we have become attached too and its a credit to the filmmakers that their deaths are so affecting. Over all, this movie fascinates and takes us into a place few adventure movies have gone before. Come for the great effects but stay for the great characters and relationships. I recommend 'The Core'.
Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.