Well 'Storm' debuts next week...but 'Impact' which wasn't that great looked like an Oscar-winner compared to 'Meteor.' This was really bottom feeder dreck (though the asteroid SFX were decent.) The only decent character was the Sheriff whom I liked. I mean the deaths of Lloyd (car hit n run) and totally non-believable character scientist Jason Alexander (beware the giant plasma TV!) were just...so stupidly shocking they were actually funny. The subplots were ridiculous. I mean did they have jr high students write this? And hundreds of nukes going off under a HUGE asteroid DEFLECTS its decent path...I mean like by 45 degrees?!?!?!? Nevermind the fact you're in a (mostly) vacuum and no air pressure blast to push against the asteroid. This isn't even at the level of junk science but stupidity at its best (worst?)
Impact was way better than Meteor, relatively speaking. If you're going to do these movies I definitely prefer staying with the scientist characters... I can seriously do without escaped-criminal subplots and idiot teenage girls in peril.
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