10 Incredible Endings To Otherwise Terrible Sci-Fi Movies

9. Deep Impact

Dwayne Johnson in Doom
Paramount Pictures

Doomed from the outset due to being released alongside the similarly themed but far more bombastic Armageddon, 1998’s sci-fi drama Deep Impact brought together an impressive ensemble cast to face the end of the world as we knew it, and no one in the film’s huge, sprawling character list felt all that fine about it.

Offering an apocalypse less movingly intimate than 1990’s Miracle Mile and less expansive and impressive than later disaster film efforts such as Roland Emmerich’s 2008 hit 2012, the end of Deep Impact nonetheless offers a tragic and tranquil image of humanity resigned to their fate which proves stronger than anything in the preceding flick and goes some way to justifying its existence.


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