DVD - 1999
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Due to a shuttle's unfortunate demise in outer space, NASA becomes aware of a doomsday asteroid that is on a collision course with Earth. It seems that the only way to knock it off course is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear weapon. But as NASA's under-funded yet resourceful team train the world's best drillers for the job, the social order of the world begins to break down as the information reaches the public and hysteria results.


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🚀 Plenty of hokum in the self-sacrificing Noble Gesture scene with Willis and Affleck. Schmaltz is always in style, they plough this ground up again in "Gravity."

Dec 06, 2018

Asteroid fenders.

Nov 16, 2017

It's a Michael Bay movie.

Jan 20, 2017

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

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.

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.

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!!!!!

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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