Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Films on comets and asteroids

1998 saw two such movies.

Deep Impact (Dreamworks, dir. Mimi Leder) goes for drama when a teenage boy discovers a comet approaching earth. It will make a direct hit. People will be chosen by lot to go live in special shelters. The comet does hit the Atlantic Ocean and cause a thousand foot tsunami to overrun the East Coast.

Armageddon (Touchstone, Jerry Bruckheimer) has an asteroid (rather than a comet) approach the earth, as an oil drilling team with Ben Affleck goes up on a space craft to plant nuclear weapons on it. Pieces of it hit New York, and Paris is destroyed first.

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