A seven-mile-wide space rock is hurtling toward Earth, threatening to obliterate the planet. Now, it’s up to the president of the United States (Morgan Freeman) to save the world. He appoints a tough-as-nails veteran astronaut (Robert Duvall) to lead a joint American-Russian crew into space to destroy the comet before impact. Meanwhile, an enterprising reporter (Tea Leoni) uses her smarts to uncover the scoop of the century.
Director: Mimi Leder
STC Genre: Dude with a Problem (Epic)
I find it one of the better “apocalypse” movies, with the focus mostly on the drama and relationships more than on the technology shebang and action. I even thought of marking it as “Buddy Love”, but then I couldn’t pinpoint the main hero for it. While the “epic dude” is the entire human kind represented by a few groups of characters.