Armageddon v Deep Impact

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Armageddon v Deep Impact

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:26 am

In 1998 two movies with a similar theme came out. The theme was a large object from space on a collision course with Earth. In both cases a team is sent into space to land on the object, drill into it and blow it to pieces before it hits the Earth and wipes out humanity.

Now Deep Impact has long been one of my favourite movies. It never ceases to move me and the special effects, acting etc. are first rate.

I watched both movies when they came out and thought it was unfair of me at the time to think Armageddon was a pile of poo compared to Deep Impact.

All these years later, I found a copy of Armageddon at a car boot sale and decided to give it a second chance.

It's still a pile of poo. I only got to 55 minutes of the DVD and switched it off.

Did you see the two movies? What do you think of them? :?
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Postby DaveC » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:37 am

I think at the time I like Deep Impact more because it's a better film but I am more likely to re-watch Armageddon more for the spectacle, then skip the talking + it had that theme song!

I have only seen each of them once, well, Armageddon maybe a bit more, its a guilty pleasure but nowhere near is awesome as some of Michael Bays other films:

2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon :?: Will see in a few months.

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2007 Transformers :D

2005 The Island :)

2003 Bad Boys II :D :D :D

2001 Pearl Harbor :cry:

1998 Armageddon :?

1996 The Rock :D

1995 Bad Boys :)
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:38 am

Been a while since I've seen them. I do remember Armageddon is a bit silly :P

It does seem that when a natural disater threatens the earth a nuclear bomb is the solution :P

A comet is on collision course with the earth, nuke it! (Deep Impact and Armageddon)
The core of the earth has stopped rotating, nuke it! (the core)
The sun is dying out, nuke it! (sunshine)
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:41 am

:lol: Yeah - "This movie has been sponsered by Lockheed Martin - Nuking the world since 1945".

I suddenly feel much better about all the nuclear stockpiles around the world. :lol:
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:49 am

:lol:
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Postby Dotsie » Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:09 pm

I'd feel better if they actually worked on meteorites :shock: With any luck we won't see if coming.

Anyway - Armageddon, yes, pile of poo. Deep Impact good. Cried at the ending on the beach. Bad Boys, pile of poo with Will Smith (yum) in. Transformers, one medium pile of poo, one pile of poo big enough to fill the Pacific basin (do I exaggerate?).
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Postby deldaisy » Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:25 pm

I had one really really really BIG problem with Deep Impact....

There is a scene where people are pushing and shoving to get into the shelter under the mountain.... Now I know this is a movie... and they require extras.... I also know that when they do a crowd scene they place "big bouncers" around the main stars so that although it LOOKS like a frantic crowd scene the stars are buffered and safe.

In that scene there is a baby.... now I am a Mum... and I know pure terror and panic in a baby when I see it.... this baby is being held by its "mother" and it is SCREAMING!!!! That poor little tot is in the worse situation....

And then they put the disclaimer on the end of the movie saying that "No animals were harmed in the making of this movie"..... hmmmmm

I love appol... eppelip....apocol.... "end of the world" movies. LOVE big special effects. But SO over the comet V bomb ones.... give me a reasonable story at least!
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Postby DaveC » Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:35 pm

deldaisy wrote:I love appol... eppelip....apocol.... "end of the world" movies.


Apocalyptic? :wink:
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Postby deldaisy » Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:40 pm

:D :D
Dats it!

I always tell people I love epileptic movies..... :shock: :shock:

..."So... is that anything like ZOMBIE movies?"......

:D :D
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Postby Penfold » Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:52 pm

So I take it no one wants to comment on Space Cowboys? :wink:
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:53 pm

My favourite 'end-of-the-world' movie is probably On The Beach. :D
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Postby Quatermass » Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:58 pm

I'm not really that fond of post-apocalyptic films per se (unless you count The Matrix trilogy), but I have read a number of books (Survivors by Terry Nation, the first three Dark Tower books, Nation by Terry Pratchett, to a degree, and I am currently a third of the way through The Stand) and watched some TV stories, too many to name at the moment...
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Postby DaveC » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:09 pm

Penfold wrote:So I take it no one wants to comment on Space Cowboys? :wink:


Haven't seen it, don't think I want to, looks too cheesey! :?
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Postby deldaisy » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:10 pm

On The Beach is brilliant..... very played down.... real.

The scene with them going all that way to find the curtain (blind?) pull setting off the signals..... !!!! :shock:
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:14 pm

deldaisy wrote:On The Beach is brilliant..... very played down.... real.

The scene with them going all that way to find the curtain (blind?) pull setting off the signals..... !!!! :shock:
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