Saturday, January 15, 2011

Armageddon (1998)


It happened before and it will happen again. With those terrifying words of warning we find a giant asteroid (roughly about the size of Texas) on a collision course with Earth. Earth’s only hope lies within the hands of a group of skilled, but redneck, oil drillers. The mission is simple: two teams take off from Earth to land on the hurtling asteroid. While on it they have to drill to 800 feet so that they can release a bomb that would split the asteroid in two. Though many arthouse and film students will bash and trash this movie you have to ask yourself: what is it that you want from a movie about people landing on an asteroid? It’s a great action-packed thrill ride that doesn’t let up even in its more tender moments. I think it’s one of the great modern action movies and one of Bay’s greatest (and that’s saying something).

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