Deep Impact - the tidal wave hitting NYC was as good as FX got in 1998 and when I was a teenager I had sublime nightmares about that sort of thing all the time. Nowadays the movie seems a bit maudlin and God knows how they outraced the tidal wave on their bike. Still this is a better film than Godzilla or Armageddon, the other two from that year.
LMS - "screw both the hype and the backlash" - sounds about right...someone here said that.
Looper - all Rian Johnson films are mixes of things that work and don't...Knives Out has the best batting average.
Hangover Part 2 - the Billy Jorl joke was nice, most of this was a worthless rehash.