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A deadly meteor storm has been labeled a one-time celestial occurrence, but astrophysicist Steve Thomas believes something worse is yet to come. After discovering his asteroid tracking satellite is secretly being used for military surveillance, Steve leaks the truth to the press, and it costs him his reputation, his job, and his friends. With the backlash of being a whistle-blower, the pressure threatens to tear his family apart, just when Steve discovers a threat to the entire planet: a giant dark asteroid invisible to current detection systems will soon strike the Earth. Barred from using his own satellite to prove the asteroid’s existence, Steve is forced to work in the shadows in a desperate attempt to save humanity.

Also Known As: Asteroide: Impacto final, Επίθεση Μετεωριτών, Asteroida: Wielkie uderzenie, Asteroid impact, Αστεροειδής: Τελική Σύγκρουση, Asteroid: Final Impact, Meteor Assault

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  • pani-olga-kaja
    pani olga kaja

    The Audio, video, editing & actors all did a great job on this disaster film. However, the screenplay character behavior needed work. Clearly, a third rate scriptwriter. The story was good but the behaviors had these good actors running around & breaking into gov’t facilities to save the world as the clueless FBI agents & gov’t minions chase after them with guns. Once again, the roving gang of bullies tries to trash another Scifi film… just for the fun of it. These worst movie critics are juveniles & crazies trying to get attention & attacking any film too smart for the peebrain or getting revenge on their parents generation by trashing decent movies.A high school grade C script on character behaviors. But still a pleasant film to watch. No battles, blood or violence. Just meteors wreaking havoc upon the earth & the whistleblower trying to stay ahead of the authorities & disasters. His family doesn’t understand him. Their shallow needs are paramount. A standard disaster story, so you can watch it with your family. Similar to the movie Earthquake in the 70’s.I recommend this movie for viewers over 40 who are not looking for violence or factual scientific realism.

  • margot-barthelemy
    margot barthelemy

    The special effects are quite poor knowing it’s a film from 2015. The story line sometimes its messy, and some situations are not very realistic. For example, when the old guy is knocked during a fight with the some robbers, he seems to be bad. During the next 30 min of the film, there are moments when he recovers, then goes feels bad again, then recovers, then he seems a bit confused, and when all finishes, he’s doing great. Even that, I recommend it to families, it’s a good film to see.

  • vesna-dolinsek
    vesna dolinsek

    The acting was pretty good. The plot was… spotty… at best. Too bad they completely ignored reality. The premise COULD have generated a decent movie.Meteor shower – a football-size meteorite lands in the lead actor’s back yard. Purely by chance. It shows an angle of impact that would have gone through his house… and the meteorite only buries itself about 6 inches into the ground? And it’s cool enough to handle within a couple minutes? 17,000 mph – and only 6 inches penetration!?Throughout the movie, people hear meteorites coming – despite the fact that they’re moving at 20x the speed of sound.There just happens to be a rocket sitting around, fueled up and ready to go to save the world. At a college science fair.The “planet killer” meteor is inbound at “30,000 mph”, but takes 10 minutes or more to traverse Earth’s ~100 mile atmosphere. (It should take less than 20 seconds).The “planet killer” meteor is destroyed by 3 pounds of hydrochloric acid.Totally ignored is the fact that even if this were possible, you STILL have the mass of a “planet killer” moving at 30,000 – regardless of any chemical reactions.The “genius” son mumbles a few words like “pi” and magically controls the rocket to intercept the incoming meteor… doing what takes NASA months to do in a matter of seconds.Despite meteorites landing all over the world, the FBI agents are bent on capturing the one guy who can “save the world”. It’s as if they are deaf, blind and stupid.Why do the FBI agents want to capture the hero? His satellite was used to “spy”! Wait. Aren’t half the satellites in orbit used to spy? But for some reason, he’s a “traitor” for warning people about meteorites?The usual computer baloney is involved – including “decrypting” a password just in time to save the world.Most intriguing part of the movie was the idea of a “dark” asteroid that couldn’t be detected interfering with other asteroids.The “bad” guy is totally unbelievable – he gets a prediction of a series of cities that will be hit by meteorites, and they are, in order and in the predicted magnitude of impacts – but he remains unswayed and determined to punish the hero.There are dozens of other plot flaws – but I have to give it to the cast for decent (if not exception) acting in a movie that had a promising plot destroyed by utter indifference to everything known about science.

    • christopher
      Christopher

      Is it just me or did the writers need a dictionary? In the 1st 60 seconds of the movie, the kid talking to his dad about Mt. Rushmore, asks “Did they ever parkour it?” The reply was “Nah. Only in the movies.” He then mentions Alfred Hitchcock. Really? Since when can any person parkour a mountain? And where in any part of Alfred Hitchcock’s movie “North by Northwest” does anyone parkour anywhere, let alone a mountain? So, pretty much the dialogue in the 1st 60 sec tells me how this movie’s going to go.

  • prof-peder-berg
    prof peder berg

    Astronomer fighting “the Man” to reveal a 4 cubic kilometer Dark Asteroid heading for Earth. Scores of FBI agents hunting this man while small asteroids pummel everything and everyone AS HE IS CLEARLY (insert choice of Prime Evil). Manages to launch a hobby-rocket with a pint of liquid handwavium that vaporises the metor 500m before it impacts Earth.Its an insult to chimpanzee intelligence. Study your navel lint rather than watch this.Only worth one star because of the banana in the tailpipe homage.

  • kaver-demirel-duran
    kaver demirel duran

    The world of cheesy disaster movies is a simple one but non more simple than this one…man finds out something he shouldn’t,authorities dont believe him and discredit him,disaster happens, man saves day and everyone loves him ….if only this film did it that quickly instead of going through vomit inducing dialect and more fluff than a shoot out at a bear factory store…

  • tuulikki-viitala
    tuulikki viitala

    From the cheesy dialogue to the complete lack of scientific accuracy, this movie is completely ridiculous in its ridiculousness. About the only thing mildly entertaining (and the only reason for 2 stars instead of 1) is the laughter at the mile-a-minute tearing apart of the inaccuracies one can do while watching. I’m a firm believer in willful suspension of disbelief to enjoy a work of fiction, but this movie challenges even that.

  • belova-militsa-makarovna
    belova militsa makarovna

    Initially when you sit down to watch a natural disaster movie, chances are quite high that you will be in for something generic, low budget and boring. But still, there is something oddly bizarre about this type of movies that is alluring.Meteor Assault (aka “Asteroid: Final Impact” as it was named on the DVD I found) turned out to be yet another generic and less than thrilling natural disaster movies that are readily available. So you know what you will get here.The special effects in the movie, while they were present, were just anything but impressive. Did they serve their purpose? Certainly. But they were just not overly interesting, impressive or captivating. And it turned out to be actually just another mass-produced disaster movie not unlike the majority in the genre.This movie follows the stereotypical blueprint of how to make a disaster movie. Some huge natural disaster threatens to put mankind to extinction, and a small group of people take action and manages to save the entire world at the very last moment. Yep, it is exactly that formula that “Meteor Assault” follows.As for the acting in the movie, well let’s just leave it at that you know exactly what you are getting, and the standards for these movies is also what you can expect.I do enjoy disaster movies, just a shame that most of the movies made in the genre are less than mediocre. and “Meteor Assault” turned out to be yet just another of those movies. So there is nothing interesting to be had here.

  • oliver-carter
    oliver carter

    I don’t know why the ratings for this movie are so low. It’s honestly not a bad TV disaster movie. The graphics are actually quite good for a TV movie, despite other reviews. I mean what are you expecting? Big budget graphics? No way. But this movie does well. I’ve seen every disaster movie ever made and the CGI in this movie is far superior to most other TV disaster movies. Some were just laughable, but not here. The plot is a tad recycled, but a bit new. The acting was also good. I’ve seen bad acting, and this movie doesn’t come close to bad acting. Great? No. Bad? No. Give it a try acting and decide for yourself. Anyone who likes disaster movies should appreciate it. Though I would have liked to see a bit more disaster scenes, I’m quite pleased with this movie.

  • stefan-voinea
    stefan voinea

    This film starts off a sound disaster movie with the said asteroid of the title disappearing. When astrophysicist Steve Thomas (Mark Lutz) wants to use his asteroid tracking site to find the missing rock he finds it’s now being used by the military to spy on the populace. After he blows the whistle he loses his job, his reputation, and friends. Then after a deadly meteor storm hits America he comes to realise theirs greater issues at hand. The missing rock has become a dark asteroid, which is undetectable by normal technology, only Thomas’ satellite will be able to see it. However, things only get worse as it may be indestructible also.This, for the most part, is a respectfully written, directed, and acted film. Daniel Winters creates a nice story of distrust and the consequences of one’s actions, even when they are the in the right. The actors do a good job of bringing the characters to life and generating a believable universe. While the director, Jason Bourque, keeps the pace fluctuating in all the right scenes to create excitement. The special effects or decent, though nothing ground-breaking, they are used well and to their greatest potential to strengthen the story and film.Unfortunately, and it’s a big unfortunately, the ending lets the story down to the point of breaking the believability and leaving the viewing audience feeling cheated. It feels rushed, crude, and childish, which is a shame as with a better and more reasonable and realistic outcome this film could have been a rare thing – a TV movie which breaks out of the average mould.So if you like disaster movies this may be worth watching as long as you remember that the ending needs to be taken with a pinch of salt. If bad movies bring a smile to your face when something incredibly awful and silly happens then the finale should bring a smile to your lips as it did mine; if not then stay away from the film.

  • lowiza-ozanyan
    lowiza ozanyan

    There really isn’t very much to say about this film. I feel like I’ve reviewed it already in one of my reviews of at least a dozen other cheesy low budget disaster movies. Take, for example, the other films of director Jason Bourque, including STONADOS, DOOMSDAY PROPHECY, and SEATTLE SUPERSTORM. Those three and this one are so similar that it’s as if Bourque is spending his life remaking the same movie.Anyway, you know the score by now and if you don’t, well, my recommendation is to avoid like the plague. Meteorites are striking Earth and laying waste to various global landmarks, and only a renegade scientist has the knowledge or know-how to stop the attacks. There’s a whole lot of running around, some scientific mumbo-jumbo talk, and lots of cheesy CGI scenes of meteorite strikes.The first thing that becomes apparent is that ASTEROID: FINAL IMPACT has little to do with asteroids, and the original title, METEOR ASSAULT, was a much better fit. The second thing is that this is a Canadian movie, so perhaps even cheaper than its contemporaries. The third is that there are no ‘guest name’ actors here, unless you include Lochlyn Munro (UNFORGIVEN), and I don’t. It’s not worth bothering with, anyway.