Asteroid: Final Impact

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3.41 h 26 min2015PG-13
Scientist Steve Thomas is an outcast after whistleblowing on the military for using his asteroid tracking satellite for spying. Discovering a giant asteroid headed at Earth, Steve attempts to save humanity.
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Jason Bourque
Starring
Mark LutzRobin DunneAnna Van Hooft
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SuspenseDramaAdventureAction
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English [CC]
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Supporting actors
Emilie Ullerup
Producers
Kim ArnottRobin DunneJason FischerIvan HaydenAndy Levine
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MarVista
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PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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3.0 out of 5 stars

175 global ratings

  1. 32% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 11% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 13% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 7% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 36% of reviews have 1 stars
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John GarganiReviewed in the United States on January 6, 2022
1.0 out of 5 stars
Totally Laughable and Annoying movie!!!!!
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How could anyone have given this a good rating? It was filled with the most annoying characters, hackneyed plot, and then, to top it off , the ending? A piece of routine small rocket sitting on the lawn at a University is programmed to go up and strike the Asteroid with a one foot vial of chemicals that would completely shrink an Asteroid that was as wide as the Empire State Building is long! HAHAHAHHAh.....absolutely outrageous...

then, along the way, you have his nagging wife, his self centered teenage boy, the head of the institute where he was fired who refused to listen to what he said would happen, even though, one by one, every single city that he predicted would be struck with an asteroid swarm were getting hit in the exact order that he predicted....compounded by faceless FBI men running through streets, and buildings and campuses with guns raised against a scrawny Scientist who was unarmed....

This one simply has to be seen to be believed! If you think that they can't make one of these cheapie Sci-Fi movies any worse than what you have seen in the past, forget it! We now have a new winner!
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Steve CramerReviewed in the United States on January 6, 2022
1.0 out of 5 stars
How could anyone in their right mind give this more than One Star?
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Once again, I was fooled into watching a movie due to so many 4 and 5 star reviews when the movie is barely worth a single star. And that's part of the problem. This movie has no stars. Certainly not a single actor that can act other than doing a lot of running and dodging various obstacles thrown in their path. There are so many absurdities about this film that I lost count, but the ultimate insult was the ending where a 'planet killing asteroid' was completely destroyed by, essentially, a bottle of Coca Cola. Or maybe it was Mountain Dew. Either of those would have made more sense. Thankfully, the deadly asteroid was headed directly at the only place on the Earth that had the expertise and Science Club rocket that could take it down with only seconds before disaster. I'm not even sure Zombies could have saved this movie. I should have realized the worth of the movie when I saw it available for only $5.29 on DVD. Personally, I think that was $5 too much.
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EinsatzReviewed in the United States on May 23, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
“I want sympathy.”
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As if meteors pummeling the Earth wasn’t bad enough, they had to add the elusive GIANT dark asteroid hiding in plain sight. Only one man on Earth knows what it is and where it is and that it is heading straight for us and by everything holy he will bring it down! Or, barring that, will implode it with a chemical called…sorry, I forget what it was two seconds after he named it…that he bottles and shoves into an itty-bitty homemade rocket. Yes folks, he totally ruins some poor kid’s science project. He deserved to be hunted down by the trigger-happy FBI and a loony in charge of something important (a high muckety-muck in the government). He even gets his brother shot! This scientist is a danger to himself and others. And right after the Earth is destroyed by this killer asteroid I’m going to demand he be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law…even if I have to make up the charges myself!
And yet, I actually liked this turkey. Culinary crap of the highest order.
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Avid readerReviewed in the United States on February 2, 2022
2.0 out of 5 stars
Until the ending
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Low budget, end of the world scenario from an asteroid has been done many times before, but this one is sort of endearing and puts a different spin on it. Yes, a clandestine government agency (United States Aerospace Commission) using satellites that were to protect earth to spy on Americans. And the whistleblower got himself tagged as a traitor. And he naturally, has a brainy son and has a troubled marriage. The special effects are really not that good, but I have seen worse. There is a fun cat and mouse game with the whistleblower (Steve), his friends and the FBI, who are shown as ruthless. It turns out there is an asteroid that is a planet killer that is hidden, and no one will believe him that there is something that needs to be looked at with the meteoroid showers. This could allow me to give the movie three stars, since there are many worse movies of its type out there. But no, they came up with a totally absurd ending, and a worse explanation of how it would work. I can tolerate bad science, but when they use nonsense science it is too far.
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Nicole ButlerReviewed in the United States on November 25, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Typical Campy Sci-fi Goodness
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Middle of the road. The movie's FX were okay, but the science wasn't believable. We all knew that the kid's science fair rocketry would have something to do with the end, as soon as he said "new type of guidance system", which he applied to the display rocket, which just happened to be fully fueled and ready to fire off (something that would probably not been safe for your typical college campus).

Hacking a government network from a college campus in 2015 - yeahhh...kinda not, even with the "back door" that Thomas put in. Controlling a system like that from a desktop in the student lab, from a second rate college - probably not so much. But it makes for good story telling.

Seems to me that if the dark asteroid imploded like that, it would create a resultant shockwave that would probably decimate the area. But instead, green fireworks.

And then Thomas is forgiven, given a big government job, the journo wanna-be has her own alternative news network, and they all lived happily ever after.

Until Asteroid 2: The Final FINAL Impact, starring Steven Segal.
ARayFReviewed in the United States on May 3, 2022
1.0 out of 5 stars
Just... wow. Don't waste your time on this lemon. Zero star rating.
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I couldn't find a writer's credit in the credits, and I wouldn't blame the writer(s) for not wanting their name on this thing. We had to give up less than twenty minutes into the movie. My nine-year-old nephew was pointing out so many problems and errors that we both just said stop. We both laughed at the little meteorite's trail in the ground- if it had made that trail, it would have gone right through the house first, and the fake sod planted to create the trail was so obvious too. He groaned he could write a better story line and pull off better practical effects. I had to agree.
I miss the days when you needed money and ability to make a movie. These days there is just so much trash put out. This one belongs in the bin.
Frank L. ShannonReviewed in the United States on January 27, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Finally a movie that gets the FBI right
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A loving, all American family is trying to save the planet and the FBI is trying to shoot them. Okay, so they've got some issues, namely a workaholic dad who has been canceled. The FBI guys are going to follow orders (from somebody, we don't know who) without question even if it means the end of our species.

The social commentary is disguised by a silly plot about deadly meteors and high school science fairs but it's clear enough and quite plausible.

I won't spoil it. You'll have to find out for yourself if federal law enforcement is able to destroy the planet.
JupiterNadirReviewed in the United States on March 31, 2022
1.0 out of 5 stars
Karmic asteroid
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A satellite developed for the purpose of detective possibly dangerous asteroids is hijacked by the intelligence community. Rather implausible in itself. Then along comes a killer asteroid somewhat karmically to restore the good name of the whistle blower.. Maybe they should have named the movie Asteriod Karma. Oddly there actually is an Asteriod named Karma. The FX were horrible and the whole thing was cheesier than an extra cheesy PH Pizza. I skipped to the end, the very korny ending. So Happy with Prime that this was a freebie.
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