Bill and Jo Harding, advanced storm chasers on the brink of divorce, must join together to create an advanced weather alert system by putting themselves in the cross-hairs of extremely violent tornadoes.
The Earth's core has stopped spinning. Disasters are appearing all over the world: Birds acting crazy, powerful thunderstorms, 32 people die within seconds of each other when their pacemakers quit working. Dr. Josh Keyes and his crew of five (total members: 6) go down to the center of the Earth to set off a nuclear device to make the Earth's core start spinning again or Mankind will perish.Written by
Rat's demands changed three times during the progression from trailers to final film. In the original trailer, he demands "I want Star Trek (1966) tapes and Hot Pockets." In the recent trailer, he demands "I want SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) tapes and Hot Pockets." In the final film, he settles for "I want Xena: Warrior Princess (1995) tapes and Hot Pockets." See more »
The Virgil crew radio mission control from the mantle/core. Radio waves cannot transmit through the dense Earth. If they used Extremely Low Frequency waves, the transmission rate is poor ( a few characters at a time), and The Virgil would need a huge antennae to pick up the signal. See more »
Pretty fun to watch if you aren't looking for a masterpiece
Definitely not worthy of paying to see in the theaters, but its a pretty entertaining piece of cheesy popcorn if you don't go into it expecting a serious sci-fi film. What sells it for me is the acting. Stanley Tucci in particular comes off well. Its clear he knows he's in a cheesy movie, but rather than pull a Dustin Hoffman and try and take it seriously, he dives right in and starts chewing scenery in a big way. I half expected him to literally start gnawing on the set. The plot is pretty clever and keeps throwing obstacles in the way of the crew that they have to use their smarts to overcome.
But anyway, if you've got some bucks to spare and like a cheesy flick now and them, you could do worse.
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