Deep Impact

1998

Action / Drama / Romance / Sci-Fi / Thriller

176
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 48%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 43%
IMDb Rating 6.2 10 147166

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Téa Leoni as Jenny Lerner
Morgan Freeman as President Beck
Dougray Scott as Eric Vennekor
Denise Crosby as Vicky Hotchner
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Reviewed by Sankari_Suomi 7 / 10

Leelee Sobieski, and a plot. But mostly Leelee Sobieski.

In 1998, everyone was getting ready for the big Year 2000. People had mixed feelings about the whole thing, with many predicting global disasters on an apocalyptic scale. Hollywood decided that the best way to address these fears was to monetise them, and created two movies—Deep Impact and Armageddon—that shared the same basic plot:

* giant asteroid is heading to Earth * it's going to hit and wipe out pretty much all life on the planet * we might be able to stop it just in time * this will involve sending astronauts up in space to land on the asteroid and blow it up

Today Deep Impact is widely seen as the ginger-haired step-cousin of Armageddon, but I personally believe this is an unfair assessment. Both movies were released in summer, and both performed extremely well at the box office, although Deep Impact (with box office returns of $350 million against a budget of just $80 million) was easily the more profitable of the two.

Deep Impact begins strongly, with an innocent scientist burning to death after just three scenes have elapsed. It's a great start.

Twelve months flash by, and we're introduced to Téa Leoni, who was smoking hot at the time this movie was made, with no suggestion of the sad decline that would later follow.

We also meet Elijah Wood, playing some awkward little scrote that nobody cares about.

Morgan Freeman naturally gets a part, because if the world is going to end we need a decent voice-over.

Most of all, ladies and gentlemen, we are graced with the presence of a dangerously jailbaity 15 year old Leelee Sobieski, who looks as though she just might be legal, but absolutely is not.

The plot unfolds pretty much as you'd expect, but unlike other movies of its type, Deep Impact commendably resists the temptation of a predictable 'everything's-going-to-be-OK-now' conclusion. Earth still gets hit, squillions of people die—including Téa Leoni!—and the Twin Towers are destroyed by some reasonably convincing CGI.

It's not without its weaknesses, but when compared with other summer disaster films, Deep Impact can hold its head up pretty high. And it gave us Leelee Sobieski, for which I am eternally grateful.

I rate Deep Impact at 23.31 on the Haglee Scale, which works out as a perky 7/10 on IMDb.

Reviewed by utku_kamil_ozen 6 / 10

Naive and adorable

This film could have been much better because of the moral dilemmas presented in the story. But it turned out to be a cheesy film that is scientifically so inaccurate that stupid climate change deniers look like Einstein in comparison. Right at the beginning of the film a car rolls off a cliff and it immediately explodes into a giant flame ball! So, right off the bat you know what you are signed up for. Then it also has some very bad CGI and some bad acting as well. But I still liked this film, call it a guilty pleasure, if you will. Because I didn't feel like the film was trying to insult its audience for a second. Despite the amount of stupid in the film, it didn't make me angry. It has a heart and accomplishes the mission of making you emotional. Then I checked the director, after the fact, and it was a woman and I thought to myself of course it is. Don't get me wrong, I don't credit the director necessarily for the stupid things in the film, but I credit her for the positives which are not much but enough to make the film enjoyable.

Reviewed by johnpendarvis 1 / 10

Some hilarious reviews here!

The glowing reviews for this manipulative, scientifically dubious, dreadfully put together piece of drivel are very amusing. Could not be more generic. There is one scene in this horrible abortion than pretty much sums up every cliché' ever-the "holding our breath in the control room" scene every half assed sci fi contains, inevitably followed by the melodramatic, last second success of the mission, and the requisite cheering and hugging. You can set your watch by it. Actually, you can predict every scenario and scene in this dreary thing. And please, somebody put a mirror under Tea Leone's nose so we can ascertain if she's still alive.

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