Annabella Sciorra and Michael Biehn star in this technically well-made but generic TV movie, which is let down by a boring finale.
Very fine actors and absurdly sedate action sequences make this one a mixed blessing.
Deep Impact is “the other asteroid movie” of 1998, even though it was released before Armageddon. Sporting a smaller budget and a bigger cast, it is the more restrained of the two, though not necessarily a hugely superior picture. Personally, I do like this one better, even though it is severely underdeveloped in the disaster scene department.
A big hit at the box-office, Michael Bay’s Armageddon certainly doesn’t score many points for subtlety or realism. Nor is it very successful as a disaster movie.