- Actors: David James Elliott, Natasha Henstridge, James Cromwell, Benjamin Sadler, Florentine Lahme
- Directors: Mike Rohl
- Producers: Ted Bauman
- Format: Subtitled, PAL
- Language: English
- Subtitles: English, Hindi, Spanish
- Dubbed: Spanish
- Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: 12
- Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
- DVD Release Date: 29 Mar. 2010
- Run Time: 182 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B002GJI75S
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,954 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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A rogue asteroid smashes into the moon in a tremendous explosion of rock and debris. Within days, disastrous abnormalities start happening on Earth. What started as the most beautiful and the largest meteor shower in 10,000 years unexpectedly becomes the catalyst for a potential collison between the moon and planet Earth. The world's leading scientists, Alex Kittner (David James Elliott, TV's "JAG") and Maddie Rhodes (Natasha Henstridge, Species) have 39 days to stop the moon's course or the Earth - and all of mankind - will perish. Also starring James Cromwell (W. and The Green Mile). The countdown is on.
Spread across two episodes and a three hour running time, Impact is a made-for-television production that sees the Earth, not for the first time, facing a massive threat with the power to wipe everyone out. In this case, it’s initiated by a meteor shower, that causes an object to strike the moon. This has further ramifications: said object destabilises the moon, and sets it on a collision course with Earth, giving the ensemble cast of boffin scientists just 40 days to come up with a way to save the planet. Fortunately, they’re up to the challenge.
Appreciating the production plays havoc with the basic laws of gravity, Impact is content to weave its premise into a perfectly entertaining few hours of action and drama. Granted, the budgetary restrictions are evident from time to time, but there’s an ambition underpinning the project that’s hard to resist. And thus when the eventual launch of a lunar mission to save the planet is initiated, it’s hard not to gleam some entertainment from it.
Ably played by a solid cast--including James Cromwell--Impact is a non-too-clever yet satisfying watch, which flies happily in the face of plausibility in favour of good, old-fashioned entertainment. It’s hard to knock it for that, and it comes solidly recommended, warts and all. --Jon Foster
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But don't worry, seeing as Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck were unavailable to fly up there and blow it out of the stars, we have a team of international boffins who will come up with something to save us all. In the end they simply must have watched Armageddon, as they decide to fly up there and blow it up (just with worse special effects).
Most people could probably put aside the slightly dubious special effects and lack of big-name actors and give Impact a chance. However, its main problem is simply its lack of originality. Even if you do leave out the dodgy scientific theories behind the scenario, what you have here is one disaster movie cliché after another. The dialogue is horrendous and even when the action does pick up a bit and focus on the (slightly) more interesting characters, it keeps hopping back to some severely boring ones (aka their various families, who all happen to have put themselves in perilous danger at the same time).
I was never that much of a fan of Armageddon. I found it too over-the-top and daft to really enjoy properly. However, after watching Impact, give me Steve Tyler's `I Don't Want to Miss a Thing' any day.
However, Plan B involves sending people to the moon (in less than 30 days), with some new technology (including the new "space elevator" - someone's been reading science fiction novels again). However, it is highly unlikely the all-American heroes will make it back to planet Earth safely (now, where have I seen that story-line before?)
In the meantime, a full 10 minutes is spent watching one of the "astronauts" "making out" with his fiancée, who is pregnant and he asks her to marry him (ahhhhh). Of course, there's time for them to get married. Gawd, I thought there was a crisis?
Full of sub-plots, the acting is typical American (wooden) and the story has been used so many times before, it's tedious!
The best load of old grot I've watched in a long time. You could have told the story in, oh, 30 minutes, with the same outcome.