Tuesday, 22 March 2011

A-Z #58: Deep Impact

You can pick up hundreds of DVD's for a round-pound each - it doesn't matter. Its never about quantity, its about quality. A-Z is my way of going through my collection, from A-Z, and understanding why I own the films ... or you can tell me why I should sell 'em

#58 - Deep Impact 

Why did I buy it?

Back in the hey-day of comets-crashing-into-earth, both Deep Impact and Armageddon were always pitted against each other. I always stood firmly on the side of Deep Impact. Having mentioned Armageddon being good for Michael-Bay-ness, Deep Impact is all about the heart.

Why do I still own it?
Because the film much more personal and, to some extent, complex than Armageddon. Spoliers will be given here - unlike Armageddon, the spaceship sent to tackle the comet screw it up a little whilst a huge bunch of people die. The people who survive are no better or worse than each other - they are not particularly 'stronger' than others. People are chosen by a lottery (which is apparently what would happen...) and when the comet hits, it is deeply unsettling as some of your favourite characters are killed off. Mimi Leder directs too, which means she is one of the few female directors which I own a film of. No Amy Heckerling's or Jane Campion's here. Though, nowadays, who doesn't own The Hurt Locker. Suffice to say, i am a big fan of Deep Impact and, having watched the clip, I am keen to rewatch the film ASAP.

Maybe I should sell it? What are your thoughts?

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  1. i completely agree with this! but hark! im sure i can remember a day you and george mocked me for preferring this to armageddon! :( rubbish.

    Bangor Rep

  2. I NEVER said Armageddon is better than DEEP IMPACT! That is slander. Maybe I argued why some believe ARMAGEDDON to be more important, but I have always loved DEEP IMPACT. I bought it on DVD years before I ever cared for ARAMGEDDON, despite ARMAGEDDON being 'the' DVD most people should own (being released months before being released on VHS)


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