Saturday, April 4, 2015

D is for Disasters

It's the last post of the first week of the challenge. Four days down, twenty-two to go. It reminds me of the one and only full marathon I ever ran, when I hit that fourth mile marker and thought, oh dear Lord. How am I ever going to finish this one? 

Keep up the hard work everyone! 

For today's A to Z Movie Smackdown, I thought I'd feature two movies that came out within months of each other in the summer of 1998. They're known as "twin films", a term used when two movies of a similar plot produced under two different studios race to see which one gets distributed to audiences first. With near identical story lines and all-star casts, this is quite the disaster duo. So cast your VOTE for today's double feature of . . . 

D is for Disasters:

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[First Alternate Pairing (Disasters with a Global Conscious): The Day After Tomorrow vs. The Core]

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This post is part of the 2015 Blogging from A to Z Challenge. My theme (in case you didn't already guess it) is Movie Smackdowns. Cast your vote NOW! Stay tuned for the rest of the alphabet, and if you'd like to check out the other A to Z participants, simply click here

39 comments:

  1. I saw both of these in the theater that summer, and I had a good time with both. Still, overall I have to say that Deep Impact was the better movie. The fact that I love Morgan Freeman also helps.

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  2. I'd give this one to Armageddon on the strength of its awesome soundtrack alone, Aerosmith's I Don't Want to Miss a Thing. :D

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  3. I'm not a huge disaster movie fan, but I liked Armageddon, so that gets my vote :)
    Sophie
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  4. Armageddon - without a doubt. Just for the song if nothing else ;)
    Tasha
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  5. I think that Armageddon was the box office winner just because of the cast. While I enjoyed both I think I would vote for deep impact too. More realistic as far as world ending movies go I guess..

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  6. I've never been particularly motivated to watch any of the four selections all the way through. But I like disaster flicks just fine, like 2012.

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  7. Armageddon was dumb and fun, but Deep Impact was the better film. However, if I was to watch either again, I'd pick Armageddon.

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  8. I remember both of these very well. I enjoyed both, but I'll go with Armageddon because of the humor they snuck in to the script.

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  9. Good for you for at least running one marathon! Best I did was a 5K :) Going with Armageddon; the scene when Bruce Willis dies and then to the rest of the movie is always a sad one here.

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  10. My gut reaction was to dep impact first. So I vote for that one. Despite the awesomeness of the Armageddon song.

    Alternate has to be day after tomorrow. I haven't sen the core. Plus, with all the funky weather happening, . .

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  11. Knock knock
    who's there
    armageddon
    armageddon who
    armageddon outa here
    Feeble I know ...
    I can't remember if I saw those movies - maybe they didn't make an impact on me. But I enjoyed this post thank you!

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  12. I haven't seen either of these movies. I'm going to have a very long to-be-watched list by the end of the month!

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  13. Dislike disaster films generally, but if I had to pick I'd go with Deep Impact.

    Best wishes for the rest of the marathon,
    Nilanjana
    from Madly-in-Verse

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  14. Ha! As much as I go to movies, you keep coming up with films I've never seen. More to add to the list!

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  15. They are both rather silly and both had some irritation characters but I go with Deep Impact. Armageddon was good but I found Ben Affleck irritating plus I didn't believe (Did I just write that?) that he could get back to the ship. Anyhoo Depp Impact it is:)

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  16. You have picked up a very interesting theme. Have seen only Armageddon. I think I'll have put Deep Impact on my list of 'movie to be watched in future' :-)

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  17. I'm sorry, but the best disaster movie is 2012. Hands down. Frankly, I was a little surprised it didn't make it into the marquee matchup, but to not even make the alternate pairing? That's a travesty. No, it's a sham. No, not a sham, a mockery. Wait, wait, it's a traveshamockery. Of epic proportions.

    P.S. Armageddon

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  18. I have to pass on both of these because I haven't seen them. :-( I'm lagging in the movie viewing department these days.

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  19. Armageddon for sure. That movie had everything...love story, humor, awesome sound track, Bruce Willis....

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  20. This goes perfectly with my theme. ;)

    Although Deep Impact shows...well, the impact of the meteror hitting more, I still have to go with Armageddon. It just seems like a stronger story to me. Plus, the tidal wave in Deep Impact scares the you-know-what out of me. Haha!

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  21. Armageddon all the way. After many viewings, I still cry when Bruce Willis says good bye. And I like films where the entire world comes together though in real life, we'd probably all die before that happens.

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  22. Armageddon gets my vote - mostly because I haven't seen Deep Impact and Armageddon was incredible.

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  23. I am definitely not a disaster movie type of girl. The husband is a major fan (I roll my eyes at how many times he wants to watch Twister). I'm going to have to go with Armageddon on this one though...seemed a little less overly dramaticky (I'm totally making that a word) to me. Elle @ Erratic Project Junkie

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  24. Deep Impact, absolutely. I love that film.

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  25. I love a disaster movies, and I think I've seen them all. Armageddon of course is one of the best.

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  26. Uh, hard one. I'm gonna say Armageddon, because it holds a special guilty pleasure place in my heart for teenage nostalgia :D

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
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  27. I love the Tagline on Deep Impact.... But Armageddon has Bruce... And a few giggles

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  28. Deep Impact for me - simply because I don't know if I've ever since Armageddon all the way through...

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  29. Definitely Armageddon because Bruce Willis.

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  30. 1998?? It's like I just entered a time warp and the last 17 years just took 17 minutes... I need a nap. Not a fan of thrillers so I vote for the one that takes the least amount of dramatic time to kill people... which is the main reason I don't like thrillers... and they are so noisy.

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  31. It is amazing to me how many movies you've seen. I guess I always have my nose in a book. But, I'm making a list of your movies.
    I like Bruce Willis so I'll vote for Armageddon.

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  32. Deep Impact! Armageddon was way too cheesy.

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  33. Love a good disaster movie!!
    Louise #a2zchallenge www.borntobeatourist.co.uk

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  34. Seen all four...The Core is about as daft as a disaster movie can get...The Day after Tomorrow is okay. Deep Impact was good but lacked...the high octane force of Armageddon. Although it has to be said Armageddon is crazy stupid. lol :) LOVE disaster movies.

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  35. Though I know I've probably seen both films, I'd have to go with Armageddon as it's the only oneI can really remember. Great theme for your A-Z month.

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  36. Bruce Willis!!! Gotta go with Armageddon.

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