The movies I’m going to compare today have a similar plot: a meteor heading to planet earth. It’s “Armageddon” Vs. “Deep Impact”.
Armageddon: Bruce Willis is one of our favourite action stars, so that was good. It was the breakthrough movie for both Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler and it also had Steve Buscemi, Owen Wilson, Billy Bob Thornton and Michael Clarke Duncan in it.
Deep Impact: The biggest star in this film was Morgan Freeman, who played the President of the United States. Other actors were Téa Leoni, Robert DuVall, Elijah Wood and Vanessa Redgrave.
Armageddon: A group of deep core drillers is recruited to save the world from an asteroid the size of Texas. The story focusses on this group, but you especially sympathize Bruce Willis’ character. His death makes me cry every single time.
Deep Impact: This movie focused on multiple storylines. We saw how all the characters tried to deal with the fact of a meteor coming towards earth. Because there are so many characters and storylines, you don’t really relate to any of them. But “Deep Impact” is probably the more scientifically accurate of the two.
Armageddon: The effects are great, it especially looks amazing on the big screen and with a good surround sound system.
Deep Impact: Although they were both released in 1998, “Deep Impact” didn’t have such great effects. They weren’t awefull, but compared to “Armageddon” it was obvious they didn’t have the same budget.
I’m not a fan of either one of the movies, but they are both great popcorn films. I have a slight preference for “Armageddon”, mostly because of Bruce!