Asteroid: Final Impact

2015

Action / Adventure / Drama / Sci-Fi / Thriller

4
IMDb Rating 3.5 10 462

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Lochlyn Munro as Phil Barker
Emilie Ullerup as Maggie Thomas
Robin Dunne as Bill
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793.16 MB
1280*714
English 2.0
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23.976 fps
1 hr 26 min
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1.59 GB
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English 5.1
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 26 min
P/S 0 / 13

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by cmarie-69597 3 / 10

If you don't know anything about math, physics, chemistry or computers, this might be a fun movie.

The acting was pretty good. The plot was... spotty... at best. Too bad they completely ignored reality. The premise COULD have generated a decent movie.

Meteor shower - a football-size meteorite lands in the lead actor's back yard. Purely by chance. It shows an angle of impact that would have gone through his house... and the meteorite only buries itself about 6 inches into the ground? And it's cool enough to handle within a couple minutes? 17,000 mph - and only 6 inches penetration!?

Throughout the movie, people hear meteorites coming - despite the fact that they're moving at 20x the speed of sound.

There just happens to be a rocket sitting around, fueled up and ready to go to save the world. At a college science fair.

The "planet killer" meteor is inbound at "30,000 mph", but takes 10 minutes or more to traverse Earth's ~100 mile atmosphere. (It should take less than 20 seconds).

The "planet killer" meteor is destroyed by 3 pounds of hydrochloric acid.

Totally ignored is the fact that even if this were possible, you STILL have the mass of a "planet killer" moving at 30,000 - regardless of any chemical reactions.

The "genius" son mumbles a few words like "pi" and magically controls the rocket to intercept the incoming meteor... doing what takes NASA months to do in a matter of seconds.

Despite meteorites landing all over the world, the FBI agents are bent on capturing the one guy who can "save the world". It's as if they are deaf, blind and stupid.

Why do the FBI agents want to capture the hero? His satellite was used to "spy"! Wait. Aren't half the satellites in orbit used to spy? But for some reason, he's a "traitor" for warning people about meteorites?

The usual computer baloney is involved - including "decrypting" a password just in time to save the world.

Most intriguing part of the movie was the idea of a "dark" asteroid that couldn't be detected interfering with other asteroids.

The "bad" guy is totally unbelievable - he gets a prediction of a series of cities that will be hit by meteorites, and they are, in order and in the predicted magnitude of impacts - but he remains unswayed and determined to punish the hero.

There are dozens of other plot flaws - but I have to give it to the cast for decent (if not exception) acting in a movie that had a promising plot destroyed by utter indifference to everything known about science.

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 3 / 10

A waste of time - yours and mine

There really isn't very much to say about this film. I feel like I've reviewed it already in one of my reviews of at least a dozen other cheesy low budget disaster movies. Take, for example, the other films of director Jason Bourque, including STONADOS, DOOMSDAY PROPHECY, and SEATTLE SUPERSTORM. Those three and this one are so similar that it's as if Bourque is spending his life remaking the same movie.

Anyway, you know the score by now and if you don't, well, my recommendation is to avoid like the plague. Meteorites are striking Earth and laying waste to various global landmarks, and only a renegade scientist has the knowledge or know-how to stop the attacks. There's a whole lot of running around, some scientific mumbo-jumbo talk, and lots of cheesy CGI scenes of meteorite strikes.

The first thing that becomes apparent is that ASTEROID: FINAL IMPACT has little to do with asteroids, and the original title, METEOR ASSAULT, was a much better fit. The second thing is that this is a Canadian movie, so perhaps even cheaper than its contemporaries. The third is that there are no 'guest name' actors here, unless you include Lochlyn Munro (UNFORGIVEN), and I don't. It's not worth bothering with, anyway.

Reviewed by stephenabell 5 / 10

A Good Disaster Movie, With A Disastrous Ending.

This film starts off a sound disaster movie with the said asteroid of the title disappearing. When astrophysicist Steve Thomas (Mark Lutz) wants to use his asteroid tracking site to find the missing rock he finds it's now being used by the military to spy on the populace. After he blows the whistle he loses his job, his reputation, and friends. Then after a deadly meteor storm hits America he comes to realise theirs greater issues at hand. The missing rock has become a dark asteroid, which is undetectable by normal technology, only Thomas' satellite will be able to see it. However, things only get worse as it may be indestructible also.

This, for the most part, is a respectfully written, directed, and acted film. Daniel Winters creates a nice story of distrust and the consequences of one's actions, even when they are the in the right. The actors do a good job of bringing the characters to life and generating a believable universe. While the director, Jason Bourque, keeps the pace fluctuating in all the right scenes to create excitement. The special effects or decent, though nothing ground-breaking, they are used well and to their greatest potential to strengthen the story and film.

Unfortunately, and it's a big unfortunately, the ending lets the story down to the point of breaking the believability and leaving the viewing audience feeling cheated. It feels rushed, crude, and childish, which is a shame as with a better and more reasonable and realistic outcome this film could have been a rare thing - a TV movie which breaks out of the average mould.

So if you like disaster movies this may be worth watching as long as you remember that the ending needs to be taken with a pinch of salt. If bad movies bring a smile to your face when something incredibly awful and silly happens then the finale should bring a smile to your lips as it did mine; if not then stay away from the film.

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