I really wished I did not read all the replies...
My initial take on the movie was that it was a really sad movie. Or at least I felt disturbed coming off of it -- definitely NOT crappy, more like way too realistic, like I was forced to watch the events of 9/11 again. Life sucks and with every attempt most of Hollywood makes to mimic that, they blow everything way out of proportion. We have all been programmed by most of Hollywood to accept pure action, special FX
, big names, lots of sexuality and less plot or the reality of it all -- ever hear of ratings?
Armageddon was unrealistic and oddly alike with this movie, didn't the production team actually start afterwards and finish before Deep Impact was out? There should be a law to prevent real-time emulation of movies. The only reason it became a big deal was with Liv Tyler and that Aerosmith song her daddy sang. Big whoopty fucking do...
>> "I cant stand that actor either, the one who found the comet
Considering how much you included, how much of hating the actor in question was a part of the way the movie was to you, i.e. what are the chances you weren't being objective? Who the hell judges a movie by who is acting in it?! Ever heard of a plot, a genre perhaps? If you didn't like it say so, don't make unsubstantiateable excuses!
>> "The only part I liked was when the asteroid hit. I still dont get how that kid in the motorcycle went like 1000 miles in half a day to avoid the wave.
All movies and documentries extend time for prespective's sake, you don't honestly think that comet would take the 2 hours during the moive to hit the Earth from when it was discovered in real life, do you?? Besides, in Virginia (where the kid lived), there are large hills and mountains within 200 miles of the coast, I think that can be done in half a day. At least this made Deep Impact real cuz they showed us that it would take 2 years to hit, unlike Armageddon that assumed (like ID4) we don't see it til the last minute.
>> "The science in the movie is absolute shit and nowhere close to what will actually happen if an asteroid strikes the Earth.
Okay smart ass, what will actually happen, hmm? In real life nobody gives a damn (this thread proves that) for the likelihood (as if it will never happen cuz it hasn't in recorded human history) so why look for the killer asteroid. This has got to be the most arrogant stance on the planet. Though that doesn't mean we should pour money into it otherwise, just stop acting like it won't happen [sooner than later]. In the movie, the only mistake I found was that the first chunk hit at an extremely low angle, most of the wave energy should have gone towards Europe. But it was a minor detail.
>> "I don't agree with skyscrapers in New York toppling over like dominoes when the tidal wave hits.
Do you know the power of water at all? A 6-inch deep flood can lift an automobile; many drivers don't know this and get into trouble (unless you have an SUV
or truck). At it's density of 62.5 lbs per cubic foot, you only have to go underwater about 30 feet before you have 1000 pounds pressure up against your body per square foot. Let's say the average skyscraper is 50 stories high, and then it would be 500 feet up and sits on a 100x100 foot block of land. That is 50,000 total square foot on one side. Most buildings are designed to take up to 60 mph winds or higher, but the difference of air and seawater is 816 times as dense, which would translate to a wave of water 500 x 100 feet high moving at less than 1.6 miles per hour, which is less than the speed of a river. I can assure you that even a half-mile impact occurred in the middle of the Atlantic, the energy would result in a Tsunami moving at 300 miles per hour and much wider than a few hundred feet by the time it hits the coast. You're right, they won't fall like dominos, more like houses under tornados, and for those who have died this weekend, may they rest in peace.
From reading the pathetic posts above, it seems you folks fell for the Hollywood enterprise, and because of your expectations due to this, somehow Deep Impact sucks? Try thinking a little, put yourself in their shoes, I'll bet all of you here would be like those fools in the movie who lived on the Coastlines did not move til the last minute cuz even you still believed it was not going to happen.
I'm in no way cheering up and down for this movie, it was a sad movie, and just it isn’t crappy by a long shot. If any of you did not like this movie, say so and shut up; you know you don't have to give any excuses or reasons why.
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