He Put a Banana Up The Tail Pipe
When those with the power declare that a recent asteroid storm was a one off event Steve Thomas (Mark Lutz - Finding Christma), an astrophysicist, believes it is just a prelude to something much bigger and lot more dangerous. Unfortunately when Steve breaks protocol he finds himself out of a job, discredited and with the FBI sitting on his doorstep 24/7. Whilst this affects his family in a major way Steve is still convinced there is something bigger about to happen and has to find a way to get back in to his old lab to use a tracking satellite, which has been commandeered by the military for surveillance, to save mankind from a fate worse than death.
"It's an oldie but a goody" says Steve Thomas's brother as he sticks a bunch of bananas up the tail pipe of the FBI car sitting outside Steve's home, yes "Asteroid: Final Impact" lifts that idea from one of the "Beverly Hills Cop" movies and yes "It's an oldie but a goody". Whilst it doesn't so blatantly lift anything else from another movie "Asteroid: Final Impact" still only churns out one made for TV disaster movie cliche after another. We have the asteroid attack itself, the discredited expert having to sneak around to prove he is right, the family issues and of course the obligatory race against time to save the family, the community and maybe even the planet. Basically when you have seen one of these made for TV disaster movies you have seen them all.
So what else is there to say about "Asteroid: Final Impact"? Really there's not much because when we are not watching Steve trying to use his lab to prove what he knows there is really just some comic relief going on from his brother. Oh there are those special effects, you know the sort which are typical of TV movies and lo and behold Lochlyn Munro shows up again in another semi bad guy role.
What this all boils down to is that "Asteroid: Final Impact" is a standard, cliche riddled made for TV disaster movie with little too offer which is different to any other made for TV disaster movie. Unfortunately this is neither better nor worse than normal and as such lacks the entertainment you get from being enjoyably bad.