Deep Impact [Blu-ray]
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Unlike most disaster epics, "Deep Impact" is character driven. I think this is a direct effect of its having been directed by a woman rather than a man. While the special effects are there and are impressive, what drives this film are the emotions of the excellent ensemble cast. All of them ring true, from the occasional duplicitousness of the government bureaucrats, to the real tear jerking moments of those facing tough life and death decisions, to the small intimate moments. It's powerful enough stuff that I have to believe that a lot of the negative reaction the film elicited vis-a-vis "Armageddon" came from guys who don't like their action movies to move them to the verge of tears in public.
All disaster films depend on a hook to set them up. In this respect, most fall far short of realism and believability. Of ones that come immediately to mind, only the cosmic collision movies and "The Towering Inferno" had realistic setups.
All disaster films depend on the heros to come up with some way to save the day. Of the ones with a believable setup, many still fall short of believable and/or technically accurate resolutions. This is where "Armageddon" failed miserably. Mimi Leder had expert advice from NASA and it shows. "Armageddon" has some impressive training facilities shots from NASA, but ignored the actual technology.Read more ›
To tell the truth this is the most moving disastor movie I've ever seen. It seems every charachter gives a powerhouse performance. This was a relief after watching the charachters in Armageddon make jokes just when Earth was supposed to be destroyed. The cast includes the ever-great Morgan Freeman, superb Robert Duvall, newcomer Tea Leoni, and screen favorite Vanessa Redgrave. A lot of movies try too crowd too many good actors into a story line, with awful results. Somehow this one works. All the characters are believable. And you care about them. Morgan Freeman is painful to watch at times, he performs so well.
People die in this movie. But you feel though through their sacrifice, hope will prevail. It different from Armaggedon. I felt that they killed charachters off in that movie to either keep the plot going, or because they had already served their purpose. Deep Impact is more realistic though, I gurantee that by the time it's over, there won't be a dry eye in the house.
So, when you watch this film, don't look at it as being a high-adrenaline action film - look at it as a film about sacrifice, making peace before one dies, and the triumph of the human spirit.
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It's okay. An interesting story. I remembered watching the movie and liking it so bought it, but forgot how old it is -- nearly 20 years old. Still, it has Morgan Freeman!! Read morePublished 19 days ago by AP
"Deep Impact" was a successful hit movie back in 1998. The movie on DVD is o.k. Audio Dolby 5.1 surround sound is a bit compressed, but passable. Read morePublished 1 month ago by sancti-spiritus
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|All of the one star reviewers don't know what a bad movie is.||
You know, Warren, intelligent commentary like yours is frowned upon by the masses who make movies like "Twilight" and "Jack and Jill" multi-million dollar blockbusters. Actually, I doubt if they'll ever read this so what's the point of even writing it. Anyway, nice observation... Read More
Dec 7, 2011 by Rick Blaine | See all 3 posts
|Why such negative Editorial Reviews?||
Armageddon was a fun movie but not very plausible and Deep Impact was very plausible. They both have their pluses and negatives. I am in favor of Deep Impact.
Oct 25, 2010 by Greg | See all 3 posts
|Blu-Ray version of Deep Impact||
Yes, I was happy with it also.
Oct 10, 2009 by Downunder | See all 2 posts
|Why this movie don't have Subtitles or Audio in Spanish?||
Because it is a region 1 release, and region 1 covers the US and Canada, At the time when regions were devised, the predominate languages were considered to be English for the US and both English and French for Canada. Thus, most alternate language tracks on Region 1 discs are in French despite... Read More
Sep 9, 2006 by NYC-JR | See all 3 posts
|subtitles??||Be the first to reply|
|Earth and a ball of aluminum tin foil on a fishing line||Be the first to reply|
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