Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 02/19/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, so the back of the DVD box is really misleading, since they show several asteroids hitting NYC, which is erroneous because the asteroid is one big chunk and decimates the San Francisco area. But since packaging isn't worth docking a movie, I'll focus on the film itself. JUDGMENT DAY while not big budgeted like similar DEEP IMPACT or ARMAGEDDON is nonetheless entertaining on its level. Rather than focusing on pyrotechnics involved in destroying the asteroid, we get to focus on FBI agent Suzy Amis (once married to the King of the World James Cameron) and convict Ice T (in one of his more tolerable characterizations) trying to find the one man who can stop the asteroid from obliterating manking (Linden Ashby). But enter religious fanatic Thomas Payne (played rather controlled by Mario van Peebles), who believes the asteroid is God's judgment so he kidnaps the scientist to prevent him from destroying the asteroid. It seems rather odd that there would be only one man capable of affecting such a global catastrophe, but it's Hollywood, man, so anything goes. Director (former actor John Terlesky of Deathstalker II) keeps the pace tight and delivers what you probably would expect from this straight to video release."
C. A. Luster | Burke, VA USA | 03/31/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This review is for the 1999 version with Ice T and Mario Van Peebles. A religious fanatic, played by Peebles, thinks killing and kidnapping is okay. He kidnaps a scientist that could save the Earth from being hit by a meteor. He believes God has willed man to be eradicated so he doesn't want the scientist to prevent it. Fortunately for us Ice T is being released from prison just to take him out. Good B actioner for a slow Sunday. Good quality DVD with decent replayability. If you enjoyed this catch Chain of Command.
What this movie is missing is Ice-T and Coolio in space.....
Mike Bolts | Superior, Wi | 10/04/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Ice-T (Mean Guns, New Jack City) is released from being a convict by female cop Suzy Amis (Firestorm) because religious gospel talking Mario Van Peebles (Baadasssss!, The Hebrew Hammer) has in his capture a scientist, played by Linden Ashby (Mortal Kombat) who can stop a astroied from wiping the planet out. All that's missing is Ice-T and Coolio in space, that would be cool. Seeing them in space, trying to stop the astroid...that would be cool. No, nothing of the sort in this thriller which just doesnt thrill, it gives off bad acting and kills Coolio (Batman & Robin) off in his cameo. Suzy Amis doesnt even look like's she trying, Ice-T is himself and Peebles doesnt even give off enough juice in his role though he has some moments. Also starring Tommy "Tiny" Lister Jr (The Fifth Element, Friday movies). Suffers from being just too boring."
BETTER THAN ARMAGEDDON INDEED...
D3strukchun | Dusty Waters | 06/25/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ice-t has done a whole lot of crappy movies but he's a cool dude so whenever he's in a movie the movie gets watchable even if it's a crappy one...
This one is a b-action movie like ice-T has done a whole lot of but this is probably one of the better ones... last ones I saw was POINT DOOM and AIR RAGE and they are ten times worse than this...
About the movie alot of good actors like tiny Lister Jr, Mario van peebles and a not so good actor: don't know her name but its the female cop who has the lead...
I'm not saying this is the best movie ever but it's enjoyable...