I saw Armageddon before this one, so I thought this was just an Aarmageddon-wannabe and I didn't like Tea Leoni in her previous films, but finally getting hold of the DVD, I checked it out, and it I discovered that this was good and also a lot deeper. Armageddon had the tension and it kinda blew the whole thing up, but here we actually go in-deep in how the characters are feeling and thinking upon the end of the world, and it lifts it up to a more personal level. And also, in Aarmageddon they avoid the meteorite from hitting earth by splitting it in two, which they also did here, but in Deep impact something goes wrong and we actually get to see earth get hit by the "small" part of the meteorite and it causes a giant tidal wave that destroys big parts of America and Europe. All these factors kept me glued to the screen until the very end of the movie, and it gets more exciting everytime I see it. Another thing which is good is that they didn't feature some cheesy ballad song as the main theme like they did in Aarmageddon. (Aerosmith's "I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing"...bleugh) All in all a good movie worth checking out.