2010′s Dueling Hollywood Movies, aka Everyone Loves Killer Meteorite Movies

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As the saying goes, there’s only a half-dozen or so original ideas out there, and everything else is just a variation on them. Of course, every now and then Hollywood screenwriters also steal from one another, and you end up with two studios doing essentially the same movie at the same time. Remember the dueling killer meteorite movies from 1998 aka Michael Bay’s “Armageddon” and Mimi Leder’s “Deep Impact”? For some reason, 2010 is shaping up to have a record number of dueling, similarly-themed projects.

Sure, it could all be one big coincidence, and maybe my aunt Selma is really the reincarnation of Cleopatra…

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Author: Nix

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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Here's my two cents.

    Armageddon was the action film, Deep Impact was the character driven film. Both were meh if you ask me. SOme great visuals though. Classic. I mean the meteors hitting all over the world in Armageddon was crazy. China going up like rice paper, Chrysler buidling imagery was insane (and now since 9/11 a little creepy); and Deep Impact had the head of the Statue of Liberty bouncing down a submerged NYC street was just chill inducing.

    This years fight card is pretty even.
    A-team Vs. The Losers- In all fairness A-Team obviously has the advantage in recognizeablity, but don't sleep on The Losers. The comic was alot of fun and the movie looks to be following in that fashion. I actually think the Loser may be just more fun as a flick, while A-Team will be good, it'll have to get passed the bias of fanboys memories and the evil rose colored lenses of Nostalgia.

    Gonna have to go with Despicable Me over Megamind. Will Ferrel has never really done it for me and from the trialer the character is just not funny. Gru and his little henchmen on the other hand look hilarious. Throwing the little girls in makes it even funnier. I love the line “Just because he's a Bad Guy, doesn't make him a bad guy!” I think it'll just end up being funnier.

    Battle of the Mr. and Mrs. Smiths I'm gonna say will go to which side of the coin you want. Action with a bit of comedy and romance, or rom com with some action. Big difference. Knight and Day looks to be the action flick, and Killers looks to be the Rom-Com.

    Seeing how nothing other than a few actors and a thin plot are known of Immortals, I'm not gonna weigh in on it. Though I'll agree with Nix that it will probably be called a clone and therefore be overlooked. God of War better not be called a Clash Clone. If anything Letterier's remake is copying GOW.

    And finally Copout vs The Other Guys. I'm going with the Other Guys simply because the trailer made me want to see an action flick with Sam L, and Dwayne the Rock. I mean that opening scene was a perfect set up. That said my earlier comment about Will Ferrel still holds true, but I actually want to see this for Mark Wahlberg (The Big Hit is a guilty pleasure of mine).

  • Erick

    “Cop Out” VS “The Other Guys” is already settled; no way in hell “The Other Guys” could be worse than “Cop Out.”

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    It was that bad huh? ALl the funny was in the trailers I bet.

  • Erick

    Well, I didn't find the trailer funny to begin with and it didn't help that Tracey Morgan overacted to the point that he makes Jack Black look like mid-80's Gary Oldman. And if Kevin Smith indeed meant to do an 80's throwback action movie, it would've been a good idea to throw in some decent action in the vein of “Lethal Weapon,” “48 Hrs,” or even “Shakedown.” As it is, the Beastie Boys “Sabotage” video probably had better action scenes.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    WOW! LoL. You forgot to mention the often forgoten but refreshingly awesome 80's buddy cop film “Running Scared” with Gregory Hines and Billy Crystal and Jimmy Smitts. Great flick.

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  • Tomjstn7

    Clash of the Titans was the action film, Deep Impact was the character driven film. Both were me if you ask me. Some great visuals though. Classic. I mean the meteors hitting all over the world in Armageddon was crazy. China going up like rice paper, Chrysler buidling imagery was insane (and now since 9/11 a little creepy); and Deep Impact had the head of the Statue of Liberty bouncing down a submerged NYC street was just chill inducing.

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    Clash of the Titans was the action film, Deep Impact was the character driven film. I like A-Team and Knight and Day also.So its my choice.

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    i like the Armageddon films most .