It was also very stupid that the person in the exotic place was watig for the meteorite to drop to them (as ti was like a suicide)
While I enjoyed the world getting destroyed (what is it with St. Louis always being targeted) in some great (though low budget) FX extravaganzas, I couldn't help but wish they had made more of an attempt to have Mr. Richardson be more concerned and eratic. Throughout the film, he is absolutely calm and boring short of a single outburst regarding the world ending. I wasn't sure if he was supposed to be the caring father and husband or the non-caring scientist as he seemed to be portrayed as both.
This isn't a bad film and can make for a fun watch just beware that some aspects of the film don't jive and others seem thrown in for absolutely no reason (why was there a killer on death row again?).
If you're looking for a simple natural disaster film with lots of destruction, Supernova delivers just as long as you suspend disbelief ;)
This move is so bad I had to watch it! The basic premise is that the sun will go supernova and destroy the earth. The fact that when the sun does go supernova it will expand beyond the orbits of all the planets in the solar system is conviniently ignored while sinister government agencies stockpile survival supplies in giant caverns. The solar flares look suspeciously like meterorites from "Armageddon", but does not disrupt communications or destroy satellites. I had to watch the ending to find out how they could stop the sun from going 'nova, and was expecting them to use a nuke or something like that. But no, they fixed the error in the calculation and all the calamity suddenly goes away! Amazing! The sun was actually controlled by the calculated predictions of a super-computer! The movie then shifts focus pretty much entirely on the subplot of some crazy serial killer with absolutely no bearing on the title of the movie!
All-in-all a waste of time, but in trying to be a serious movie it was funny! Have fun watching this movie with some mates, some alcohol and pick the movie apart, or make a game of thinking of better/funnier plot tangents for this movie! (They could have had a climatic buildup to hurling a bunch of nukes towards the sun. Then have the missiles fizz on the sun's surface with no effect! Everyone's jaw then drops with dreadful realisation of the inevitable. That would be a funnier ending.)