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Impact
Impact
Actors: David James Elliott, Natasha Henstridge, Benjamin Sadler, Florentine Lahme, James Cromwell
Director: Mike Rohl
Genres: Action & Adventure, Television
UR     2009     3hr 10min

A rogue asteroid smashes into the moon in a tremendous explosion of rock and debris. Within days, disastrous abnormalities start happening on Earth. What started as the most beautiful and the largest meteor shower in 10,00...  more »

     
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Actors: David James Elliott, Natasha Henstridge, Benjamin Sadler, Florentine Lahme, James Cromwell
Director: Mike Rohl
Genres: Action & Adventure, Television
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Television
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 09/01/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 3hr 10min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Michael W. (olympos) from MORELAND, GA
Reviewed on 4/24/2013...
This was a TV miniseries from 2008 about the end of the world. Much better than many theatrical sci-fi outings these days. Good fun.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Eleanor L G. from PHILADELPHIA, PA
Reviewed on 10/11/2010...
I liked movie.
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Better Than Average Disaster Movie
CFH | Blue Ridge Summit, PA USA | 10/21/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

""Impact" was originally a made for TV mini-series so it is lacking the big Hollywood studio "feel". This is actually a good thing if you want the drama and character development that is possible in a movie that is 3 hours and 10 minutes long.

No plot spoilers from me; the movie centers on the events that occur immediately after what is believed to be an asteroid hits the moon (which happens very shortly after the movie starts), the effects it has on the earth, and the efforts of the governments and scientists of the world to set things right... before the world is destroyed.

I am a Sci-Fi and disaster movie junkie, so I likely rated this higher than many movie purists would since there are a lot of scientific faults, implausible events, and has almost every cliché from just about every other disaster movie. The special effects ranged from laughable to outstanding, but the cinematography was actually very good. The acting was right on par for a TV movie and the characters well played and given time to develop.

While all movies of this type require some suspension of disbelief, there were several things that bothered me more than the obvious technical and scientific flaws, and the biggest was the portrayal of the government and military leaders as obstructionist and paranoid to the point where they would risk the lives of every person on the planet. That is a cliché that needs to be let go of.

Overall, this was a watchable and even enjoyable movie if you are a disaster movie fan.
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Very interesting, plausable, good effects so far
Boston Legal addict | Redlands, California USA | 06/23/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm writing this after watching the first half of this miniseries. I find the writing to be intelligently written, the acting the same....My feeling is that they're not going for sensationalism but more realism. I don't know about "brown" asteroids (heavy asteroids) but it seems plausable (SPOILER ALERT) that one could hit the moon and cause it to be heavier, hitting with such force that it could change the moon's orbit. The special effects are awesome, esp. for a made-for-tv movie. As I say, I'm not an astronomer/scientist but it all seems logical. I'm looking forward to the conclusion next week and signed up to be notified when the DVD comes out."
Enjoyable
Nancy Eddy | E. Texas USA | 07/03/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I really liked this movie. As someone else said: if you're looking for 'plausible' then don't watch Sci Fi movies, since by their nature they're not always plausible.

I can't wait for it to come out on DVD in the US - ABC cut a lot out of the movie from when it was shown in Europe."