Armageddon

Armageddon

DVD - 1998
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When an asteroid the size of Texas is headed for Earth, a ragtag team of roughneck oil drillers are sent to drop a nuclear warhead into its core.
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Touchstone Home Video : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, c1998
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (151 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Edition: Widescreen ed
Credits: Director of photography, John Schwartzman; production designer, Michael White; editors, Mark Goldblatt, Chris Lebenzon, Craig Richards; music, Trevor Rabin.
Performers: Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Liv Tyler, Ben Affleck, Will Patton, Peter Stormare, Keith David, Steve Buscemi, Michael Clarke Duncan.
Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13
Language Note: Closed-captioned
English and French language tracks
ISBN: 1558909001
UPC: 717951000842
Call Number: DVD A

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As a massive asteroid hurtles toward Earth, NASA's head honcho hatches a plan to split the deadly rock in two before it annihilates the entire planet.

List - Disaster Flicks
JeffcoMoviesTV May 30, 2018

An asteroid the size of Texas is hurtling towards Earth!

After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, N.A.S.A. recruits a misfit team of deep core drillers to save the planet.


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raymind
Dec 06, 2018

Asteroid fenders.

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Janice21383
Nov 16, 2017

It's a Michael Bay movie.

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mammothhawk229e
Jan 20, 2017

Guilty pleasure film.
Disappointed more on larger space shuttle don't exist & today's stagnated space program.

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chriscoleman
Sep 13, 2016

A crew of oil-drilling rednecks are brought in by the US Government and NASA to save the world from a massive meteor headed straight for Earth. There isn't enough time for the drillers to teach the astronauts how to drill which means NASA has a few weeks to teach the drillers to operate in space. The side story is a love story between the daughter of the head driller and the young man he looks upon as a son, even though he usually screws up.

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akirakato
Dec 15, 2015

This is a SF action-adventure drama originally released as a motion picture in 1998.
Although this film earned much more than "Deep Impact" at the box office, I like the latter better because astronomers describe "Deep Impact" as being more scientifically accurate for one thing, and because "Armageddon" has a lof of unwarranted and gratuitous disasters which confused me at all.
In any case, it is an exhilarating thrill ride and I enjoyed it.

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britprincess1
Feb 14, 2014

I hate to admit this about a Michael Bay flick of all things, but ARMAGEDDON was more entertaining than I expected. Far-fetched and fun, it definitely has its cheesy moments, but it's a great action-comedy. I loved the training sequence above all. I found that the more serious the film tried to be, the worse it was. Its comedic elements are where it truly excelled. For the first half of the film, I had a great time, and for that much, I will recommend ARMAGEDDON, but unfortunately the film is very long and doesn't need to be because, when the second part of the film in which they enter space commences, the film begins to drag tremendously. Michael Bay is not Martin Scorsese and this is not WOLF OF WALL STREET; you simply cannot get away with huge running times just for the sake of them. There has to be a reason for a film to go over that two hour mark and this film had no excuse.

aaa5756 Jan 17, 2014

Very well done movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one. No falling asleep on this DVD!!!!!

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Firaptor
Feb 06, 2013

A bunch of oil driller dudes get sent to plant a bomb on an asteroid. They do not know anything about being astronauts, and act unprofessionally and spend WAY too much time yelling at eachother. Also, the science and physics in this movie are nonexistent. Apparently the makers did not have a clue how gravity works.

Mocha6ft3 Apr 03, 2012

There are some movies that you must watch on HOMETHEATER. This movie is filled with excellent sound, visuals, and lots of action. One of my favorite scenes for sound, and there are many, is when the oil drillers and astronauts blast off into outer space. The rocket ships engines fills your room with amazing explosive sound. Once they leave earth, they zoom pass the camera with serious fly by sound. Another great scene for visuals is when the astronauts fly through the debris field of the asteroid. I also enjoyed the smaller asteroids destroying New York And hitting the Chrysler Building. This movie will have your neighbors knocking on your door. Ha,ha,ha. I give this movie 5 stars!!! Hey! It's an action movie!! For great sound, great visuals, good action, good characters, and a good story. 2 Shish kebabs with plenty of white sauce, popcorn, and iced tea.

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tj_is_cool
Oct 21, 2011

Well done space movie

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“If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six sharpening my axe.”
-Abraham Lincoln

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“Those who would trade liberty for security deserve neither.”-Ben Franklin

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