17 January 2013 5:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Every so often, two movies with suspiciously similar plots or subjects arrive at the same time, leading movie fans the world over to wonder which one is riding the coattails of the other and, more importantly, which one will "win" when the two have their inevitable showdown. Second place is for sissies, after all.  Recent film history is littered with these showdowns and, in virtually every case, only one film manages to live on while the other vanishes from public consciousness. Who remembers Wyatt Earp? Everyone only remembers Tombstone. Does anyone watch Shark Tale anymore? Nah, they're too busy revisiting Finding Nemo. When people want to see the world destroyed by apocalyptic asteroids, they tend to turn to Armageddon, not Deep Impact. Which brings us...

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