- Morgan Freeman plays God in Bruce Almighty, so maybe he's punishing the world for electing himself president!
- Deep Impact is a parable about the importance of separation of Church and State.
- So God has four years to show us the error of our ways?
- He's half-black, and so only one big rock should be coming our way. (If you live on the American East Coast, have an escape plan. If you live in Western Europe — we'll miss you.)
- Yeah, but the United States SURVIVES at the end of the film, so good thing he was in charge.
- As an aside, Mad Magazine did this to combine the two movies into one parody. The first half is Armageddon; then they split the asteroid (or whatever), but both chunks are still heading to Earth so they can do a Deep Impact spoof as well.
- And the adaptation takes place on the holodeck, so what do you expect?
- Which raises the question of what would happen if they mated.
- Deep Armpit.
- "We need you to fly in there and set off twenty megatons of deodourant."
- Yes, it was called The Core.
- Hee. Drilling.
- Deep Armpit.
- This very plan was attempted in Stephen Baxter's Titan, but the Chinese messed up their calculations regarding the asteroid's size and impact and caused The End of the World as We Know It.
- On the other hand, the waters only reached as far as the Ohio and Tennessee valleys. Most places west of the Mississippi were probably OK, meaning the US still has its major food producers as well as the cities and military personnel stationed in the West.
- "The wave hit Europe and Africa." We can well and truly imagine that (mostly flat) Western Europe and (quite flat) Western Africa bought it, too. But as mentioned on the main page, there's no way a wave that size left any coast untouched.
- The Americas, Europe and Africa absorbed most of the wave's energy. IF the wave had made it into the Pacific and/or Indian Ocean, it would likely be too weak to reach Asia/Australia/Hawaii.
The United States is going to be rebuilding its own infrastructure, and trying to feed its own people left homeless by the tidal waves. Thus, it's unlikely we will be sending our much needed equipment to help the Russians.
If there is a crop failure like those in the past in Russia because of all the space dust kicked up when the second comet ("Wolf") exploded, then yikes! That's going to be a lot of people in the Russian Federation dying of starvation.
And if the above isn't bad enough, China might get the idea that Russia might think this is a good time to invade China - and throw some nukes to solve the problem of a couple of several hundred million starving Russians on their doorstep.
- Almost all of the above is nonsense. There are so many obstacles between the Atlantic and the Ukraine that there is no chance of any serious effect of the Ukraine (not to mention that not all of the Ukraine is on the coast anyway). The second comet burned up in the atmosphere, which won't create dust to cause a impact winter.
- And the idea that China could come out better than Russia in an impact winter scenario is quite unlikely considering that they have a much denser population, not to mention far fewer nuclear weapons.
- I don't.