I.Title

“THE CORE”
Directed by Jon Amiel
II. Summary
The situation is this: The Earth's core has stop spinning and it cause the planet's electromagnetic field to deteriorate. Instantaneously, life around the globe begins to change. In Boston, 32 people with pacemakers, all within a 10-block radius, suddenly drop dead. In San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge collapses, sending hundreds of people plunging to their deaths. In London's Trafalgar Square, flocks of pigeons lose their ability to navigate, flying into panicked crowds, slamming into windshields and causing drivers to lose control of their cars. And in Rome, as thousands of tourists watch helplessly, an electrical super storm reduces the ancient Roman Colosseum to rubble. Scrambling to resolve the crisis, government and military officials call upon geophysicist Dr. Joshua Keyes. Dr. Keyes makes the startling discovery that the Earth's electromagnetic forces have begun to collapse, thanks to a sudden lack of movement of the molten ore at the center of the Earth. If the planet is to be saved, the core of the Earth needs a jump start. Dr. Keyes knows that the sign like the Aurora Borealis and the tragic deaths of many people is a sign that in three months, the Earth will go back into the Stone Age. He proposed his work to the famous scientist Dr. Conrad Zimsky who accepted his conclusions about the stopped spinning of the core. The two explained it to the USA government. As a response, they tried to make a team that will save the Earth from such destruction. They build up a team of the world's most gifted scientists to travel into the earth's core in a subterranean craft piloted by "terranauts" Major Rebecca "Beck" Childs and Commander Robert Iverson together with the other scientists namely: Dr. Ed "Braz" Brazzelton (the maverick researcher) who made the extraordinary ship called the “Virgil”, Dr. Serge Levesque (a French arms expert) who knows the weapon system, and the two scientists who knows the navigation system- Dr. Joshua Keyes and the brilliant but arrogant Dr. Conrad Zimsky. They also put up a computer generated system connected to the Virgil to monitor their journey to the core. Rat (geeky computer genius) who is known to be a professional hacker and NASA Chief Talma Stickley headed the system. Scientists discover that the Earth's core is about to stop spinning. This will cause tremendous natural disasters, wiping out life as we know it. This team of scientists is recruited in a crash project to send a ship and bomb into the center of the Earth to prevent the catastrophe. Their mission: Detonate a nuclear device that will reactivate the core and save the world from sure destruction.

After three months of planning, building and organizing, Dr. Braz finished the ship and launched it. The Virgil is composed of six compartments like the train. The Locomotive Unit, Navigation Compartment, Living Quarters, Engineering, Bulk Compartment, and Weapons Control are the six compartments of the ship. As the signs become numerous, the 6 scientists go into the depth of the Earth and start their mission to save the mankind. They launched the Virgil down the waters of the Marianas Trench in South Pacific. They were through the crust then the mantle, when they find out that a part of the mantle is made up of hard crystals/crystal-like hard rocks that caused their ship to stop. They tried to split the big crystal and succeed. Suddenly, when they thought that it was okay, they go back into the ship but a crystal from above fell to the head of Commander Iverson causing him to drown in the magma and causing him to die. At start they were six, and now they were five. They have to move on from that situation to continue the journey of saving the Earth. Beck has no choice but to control the ship by herself only because Commander Iverson is gone. The three of them went to the weapon system (Josh, Braz and Serge). Then, Beck found out that they were on the diamonds, and a hull breach was found, so Beck told them to get out of the said compartment. But Serge refuses to, because he got back and got the notebook that was given to him by her daughter that serves as an inspiration. Josh doesn’t want to leave him, but he needs to. Serge gave the notebook to Josh and Serge remains in the compartment. Beck needs to destroy that compartment because if not, the whole ship will be damaged. She made that decision and Serge died without saving his family. Beck and Josh have their confrontation after the dramatic death of Serge . At start they were six, and now they were four. At the middle of the journey, they found out that the core is not what they are expecting. Dr. Zimsky wants to go back to the crust and prefer the other alternative which is the “Project Destiny”. But the three object. They want to go and arrange another plan. They had their confrontation. Meanwhile, General Purcell decided to launch the project Destiny. But Rat has in his mind that Josh can have other alternative and go for it. The General commanded all the system to fire the project, and requested them to go back because if they doesn’t, they will all die, but Rat tries to hack it. Josh and Braz put up the plan, and so the arrogant Zimsky. They conclude that rather than having one big bang, they have to have several bombs put in everywhere to make the core spin. Suddenly, there is a problem regarding the compartments, they need to go to the Master Gear. And it is outside. Braz is the one who will go out and unlock the gear. He goes out with 9000 degrees hotness. He made it but because of the extreme pressure, he told Beck to turn on the impeller causing him to die. At start they were six, and now they were three. Rat succeeds in hacking the project Destiny. Meanwhile, Zimsky and Josh are now trying to eject the bombs one by one. But on the middle, they think of something. They need to have the last bomb, which should be 30% larger. They were trying to put up the plan but Beck can’t hear them. And Beck commanded them to leave the compartment in 50 seconds because she needs to eject it. The bomb falls in Zimsky’s legs, causing him not to move. And Beck said that she will eject it in 10 seconds. Josh needs to make that decision, and that is to continue the mission and

die. While waiting to die, he taught Josh by means of the monitor. He said that for the last bomb to make it larger, he needs to use the fuel rods from the reactor. Josh made it and successfully thrown the last bomb. They successfully made to spin the core of the Earth. But They have no hope because they already use the fuel, and there is no electricity for the whole ship. And they use the impeller to have the electricity that they need. The energy of the spinning of the core caused them to go back into mantle and the crust. At the middle of their journey going back, they lost the signal. The general wants to abort the mission and give up on finding Josh and Beck . But they found them using the sound waves caused by the whales. From that, they found them and succeeded on saving the Earth.

III. Reaction:
From the movie, I learned that the core has two parts, the outer core which is liquid, and the inner core which is solid. And also, our Earth is composed of magnetic field that protects us. I thought before that the core has no significant value on Earth. But when I watched the movie, I learned that there is a big effect if the core has stopped spinning. I also learned that crust is the rockiest layer and is the thinnest part. On the other hand, the mantle is the thickest layer. As a reflection, I may say that we must be aware on what’s happening here on our planet. Because we don’t know what will happen on the future. We can’t predict what will happen, and because science has limitations.

Submitted to: Ms. Debbie Ann Sarmiento

Submitted by: Yani Gemuel Gatchalian BSA- First Year Block 2

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