Scifi Disaster flicks are a staple of the industry. Good Scifi disaster flicks are the minority. It looks like there will be soon a new miniseries to add to the other category.
Budgeted at $13 million, the effects-heavy “Impact” chronicles the aftermath of a meteor shower during which a piece of a dwarf star lodges itself in the moon. That triggers a series of anomalies on Earth, including cell phone service interruption, exaggerated tides and the occurrence of sporadic weightlessness.
Astrophysicist Alex Kinter (Elliott), with a help of a female astronomer, discover that the moon has been dislodged from its orbit and is on a collision course with Earth.
Oh, sigh. “Sporadic weightless ness”? “Piece of a dwarf star”? I’m not getting my hopes up. This sounds to be as poor as the Scifi channel movie “Earthstorm” which was so bad that I had to stop watching after 15 minutes it hurt me so.