I haven't seen it yet. I saw Deep Impact and Armageddon. The critics liked the first and hated Armageddon, but I thought Armageddon was the better of the two. I will probably see DAT on DVD, but just remember special effects don't always make the movie.
I watched Deep Impact and the only thing I could think of was 5 hours of tedium and 30 seconds of special effects. Armegeddon on the other hand was the movie that Deep Impact wished it had been. Bought that too.
I think DAT should be viewed on the big screen - I think it would lose a lot on DVD (unless you have a very big screen at home ). For me, special effects can make the movie - when it's a movie of this type. Didn't care much about the plot really...
I never go to the movies anymore, but I did go for the last two installments of the Lord of the Rings. I just couldn't wait for the DVD. The movies are the best. Is it just me, or are movies screens larger now than they used to be? I only have a 24 inch TV, and a movie like DAT would definitely lose out on the TV screen. Then again, I like to watch DVD's on my 19 inch computer monitor. I always try to get full screen DVD's. I hate those widescreen letter box scenes.