History Film / DeepImpact

18th Mar '17 11:06:17 AM rafi
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* EarthShatteringPoster

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* EarthShatteringPosterEarthShatteringPoster: The poster has a meteor impacting Earth and actually followed through on that promise.



%%* MoodMotif: Cue the tense strings...

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%%* * MoodMotif: Cue The moment where Jenny hits the tense strings...net to find out what ELE is and discovers it stands for Extinction Level Event, thus making her understand why the White House is willing to go to extremes to keep it secret.



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%%* WhileRomeBurns* WhileRomeBurns: Jenny ends up spending her time at home with her dad as a huge comet approaches the Earth. A minute later, as a huge wave is destroying New York, we see a man on a park bench quietly reading a newspaper just before he's swept away. One wonders what could have possibly been in the newspaper.
23rd Jan '17 10:31:28 PM TitoMosquito
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* ShownTheirWork: To be fair, most of the science is pretty realistic, and certainly a lot more realistic than Film/{{Armageddon}}.

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* ShownTheirWork: To be fair, most of the science is pretty realistic, and certainly a lot more realistic than Film/{{Armageddon}}.''Film/{{Armageddon}}''.
22nd Jan '17 8:16:44 PM Mdumas43073
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16th Jan '17 1:52:41 PM LtFedora
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* BadassGrandpa: Spurgeon Tanner, played by Robert Duvall. Not only does he successfully set the spacecraft down on the comet, he swiftly takes command after the lead pilot is killed and comes up with a plan to destroy the larger asteroid fragment. Even though he knows its' a suicide mission, he shows no hesitation and has little trouble convincing the other astronauts to back his play.

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* BadassGrandpa: Spurgeon Tanner, played by Robert Duvall. Not only does he successfully set the spacecraft down on the comet, he swiftly takes command after the lead pilot is killed injured and comes up with a plan to destroy the larger asteroid fragment. Even though he knows its' a suicide mission, he shows no hesitation and has little trouble convincing the other astronauts to back his play.
19th Sep '16 7:44:26 PM theLibrarian
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** The fact that, despite it being outright ''told'' that one fragment of the comet will cause a massive tsunami that will affect a ton of countries and kill millions, that people will do everything they can to get out of its way. Cue the impact, when you see ''millions'' of people either still in cities like nothing is happening, or even ''on vacation'' rather than on a plane or somewhere that won't fall victim to the tsunami, like a mountain.
18th Sep '16 1:48:35 AM trims
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* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: The missiles fired at the two comets upon their final approach to Earth miss their targets for no reason other than plot convenience.



** The ''big'' one: [[spoiler: Destroying an object the size Wolf on the edge of the atmosphere would accomplish nothing. All of that energy is still going directly into Earth, except distributed across the entire facing side of the atmosphere rather than punching through into the ground. At a bare ''minimum'', the atmospheric heating from that much material would burned North America (Biederman hits near the Atlantic Seaboard and Wolf is slated to strike Western Canada) to a crisp.]]

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** The ''big'' one: [[spoiler: Destroying an object the size Wolf on the edge of the atmosphere would accomplish nothing. All of that energy is still going directly into Earth, except distributed across the entire facing side of the atmosphere rather than punching through into the ground. At a bare ''minimum'', the atmospheric heating from that much material would burned North America (Biederman hits near the Atlantic Seaboard and Wolf is slated to strike Western Canada) to a crisp. However, this is debateable, as the distance is unclear - 100 miles to 1000 or more, and the distance makes a huge difference in the overall effect it would have. ]]
18th Sep '16 1:32:38 AM trims
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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: When a team of astronauts is on the comet, the sunrise superheats the surface and causes eruptions of gas jets. One astronaut is caught squarely by a plume and is hurdled off the comet into space, fully conscious and screaming all the way. The copilot tracking him on the ship says he has an escape velocity of over one thousand feet per minute (600+ miles per hour). The problem is, the gas jet he was caught in lasted only about a second. A jet that powerful would have either ripped his spacesuit to shreds and the resultant exposure to space would have killed him instantly, or the g-forces from accelerating to 600 mph in less than a second (approximately 30 g's) would have rendered him instantly unconscious, very probably even killing him outright. Stronger g-forces have been survived, but only under test conditions by individuals who were securely fastened in highly cushioned seats, with all their limbs thoroughly restrained to prevent flail injuries.
14th Aug '16 4:09:54 AM morenohijazo
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* NoahsStoryArc: The underground refuge, designed to ensure continuity of the species in the face of an impending extinction-force impact, is called the Arc.
23rd May '16 2:13:18 PM Nylsa
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* FollowTheLeader: Part of the disaster movie revival of the 90's.
5th May '16 3:38:15 AM Jaro7788
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** You would think that the idea to send out an additional spaceship (preferably more than one) tasked with nuking the asteroid in the ''unlikely'' scenario the first ''Messiah'' crew would fail their mission would have occured to somebody involved in putting together the most critical project in the history of mankind.


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* TrailersAlwaysLie: According to Morgan Freeman's narration in the official trailer, two comets were discovered heading for Earth. In the actual movie, there is only one comet to start with; the other one is actually a large piece of the first, nuked off by the ''Messiah'' crew.
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