The Core

The team discovers that the core material is less viscous than originally thought and they have to come up with a new plan. They decide to release the explosives in Virgil's pods. Braz dies while activating the manual release. A nuke falls on Zimski's leg and traps him in a nother pod when it is released. The explosions go off and the core restarts. Beck and Josh get to the ocean floor but are trapped because they have no fuel. They activate the subsonic pulses and Rat uses that to locate them. Afterwards, Rat releases the top secret files onto the Internet and to the media so that Commander Anderson, Braz, Zimski, and Serge will be remembered as heroes.

Jordo

Plot hole: How do they maintain communication between the ship at the centre of the earth and the surface? There's no wire, and radio waves can only travel any distance without obstacles, and the earth's crust would be a pretty hefty obstacle...

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Dr. Josh Keyes: So what's this about then?
FBI Agent: We don't know. You have higher security clearance than us.
Dr. Josh Keyes: I have security clearance?
FBI Agent: Yes sir, we're just here to take you to your jet.
Dr. Josh Keyes: I have a jet?!

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Trivia: If you look closely with time-frame advance during the pigeon scene you will see a fish "flying" into a window instead of a pigeon. (00:08:35)

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Question: Why does General Purcell want Virgil to fail? It seems all he's trying to do is stop them from achieving their goal. He knows full well DESTINI stopped the core in the first place and is determined to fire it again with Virgil down there, knowing they will die. Why would he want Earth to die?

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Chosen answer: The General does not want Virgil to fail. The main reason he wants to fire DESTINI is because they have just found out that the core is actually a lot thinner than they originally thought, which means, as Zimsky stated, the amount of explosives they brought in Virgil would not be enought for their original idea of one blast. Also stated by Zimsky, what happened with the core and DESTINI was just like a heart and an electric shock. If an electric shock can stop a heart and also restart a heart, then DESTINI has a chance of restarting what it stopped.

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