I always ignored both Deep Impact and Armageddon as they both came out at about the same time with the same subject matter. I still refuse to watch Armageddon but I unfairly underestimated Deep Impact. While not a great film, it is a very compelling and seemingly realistic examination of our society under possible extinction.
As a Janeite, I felt that I had to watch this enough though I have been avoiding it for years. There is some essence of truth to the events in the film and while I appreciate that biographical films are allowed some artistic licence, I feel that this film utterly fails to capture the real Jane Austen.