Monday, 12 October 2015

Deep Impact

UK Release Date: 15th May 1988

Unless a comet can be destroyed before colliding with Earth, only those allowed into shelters will survive. Which people will survive? (

Director: Mimi Leder

Starring: Robert Duvall, Tea Leoni, Elijah Wood, Vanessa Redgrave, Morgan Freeman, Jon Favreau, Leelee Sobieski

Deep Impact has a huge number of A-list stars... too many to make any real impact on us. It gives Armageddon a run for its money, which was released in the same year. A bunch of ordinary people connected to the meteor heading towards earth find they have a slim chance of survival. A 1/150 chance in fact. All of them have very different stories. Tea Leoni and Elijah Wood are at the forefront, yet neither of them are directly saving the day. Director Mimi Leder chooses to focus primarily on the people on earth. Deep Impact is a drama. The comet and the astronauts tackling it are bit part characters. No one can fault its ending though. It's one of the most glorious epic disasters you'll ever see.


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