OK, I'm holding back a star. This is tosh. But it's great tosh.
There are so many great bits of fun in this slam bang actioner that it's hard to know what to talk about.
So, in no particular order, the acting from a universally hugely enjoyable cast (if no oscars here):
Billy Bob Thornton-brilliantly quiet and understated.
Bruce Willis- huge fun
Ben Affleck, another enjoyable turn.
Steve Buschemi- humiliating the head-shrinkers and other great scenes
The much-missed Michael Clarke Duncan-as he cuts into the singing of "Leaving on a jet plane" with a voice deep enough to shake out your fillings.
Oh, you could keep on, but for this type of film, the perfromances are perfect.
The medical screening- high order slapstick, and MCD's table dance !
Effects- generally good enough. One bad call, I think we see meteorites from the comet coming in at all angles- well, probably they'd all come from the same place. Aside from that, it wasn't supposed to be realistic, but it's good enough.
The story- well, you know it, but it's well done.
A big film, big entertainment, but fun. Great but not GREAT.
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