Deep Impact (1998)
In the sci-fi disaster film Deep Impact, a comet is discovered to be on a collision course with Earth. Despite the high stakes, most parts of the movie are rather forgettable. The ending, however, manages to tug at the viewers’ heartstrings. Though the comet has been nuked, it only split up into two still-gigantic rocks.
Seeing some of the characters surrendering themselves to their fate and sacrificing themselves in an attempt to save others is truly heart-wrenching. Unfortunately, earlier parts of the film don’t invoke this impassioned feeling, sinking the movie’s chance at being the memorable disaster flick it aspires to be.