- Title Armageddon
- Director Michael Bay
- Year 1998
- Run time 2hrs 31m
- Genres Action, Adventure, Science-Fiction, Thriller
- Tagline The Earth's darkest day will be man's finest hour
When NASA's Executive Director, Dan Truman, realises the earth has 18 days before it's obliterated by a meteor the size of Texas, he has only one option - land a ragtag team of roughneck oil drillers on the asteroid and drop a nuclei warhead into its core. Spectacular special effects, laugh-out-loud humour, great characters, riveting storytelling, and heartfelt emotion make Armageddon an exhilarating thrill ride you'll want to experience like there's no tomorrow.
|2:07||“It WILL happen again. It’s just a question of when.”|
|5:28||Is NASA in the phone book?|
|11:13||The size of Texas. Oof!|
|14:45||There;s nowhere to escape on an oil rig!|
|21:26||They’re wasting all that oil!|
|26:34||“Patents don’t apply to outer space.”|
|32:36||How can anyone say no to Bruce Willis? Never mind saving the world, Mr W is asking!|
|38:07||He said, the Cubs win the world series! BTTF reference.|
|48:07||It’s like the batmobile.|
|51:50||$100,000 at 60%? Jeez that’s a huge loan.|
|1:01:34||One hour gone, crying count is about one and a half times so far.|
|1:03:57||“A species has the technology to stop its own extinction.”|
|1:05:58||Mr C cry count, five.|
|1:06:40||Is it possible to launch two shuttles at the same time? There’s only one main platform.|
|1:13:35||I’m wondering whether this is where my William Fichtner obsession began.|
|1:30:42||“Because I’m a genius.” Best answer to everything.|
|1:33:36||To the left, to the left.|
|1:39:11||Always follow the beep, I say.|
|1:45:43||“The President’s not here.” Also, why does the president make the call for the whole world?|
|2:01:47||Lost count of cry count now.|
|2:08:39||That’s Liv coming to a sad realisation.|
|2:16:03||“All made in Taiwan!”|
I love this film. Have loved it since I first saw it. Back when I had a heart of stone, it was one of the few that would make me cry. But it also has the witty dialogue and the great disaster movie scenes that I love.
I had sort of been saving it for a special occasion, but actually, in the end, it just felt like the right time to watch it again. It was all the brilliant things I remembered - great characters, far-fetched but wonderful story, and fab one-liners. And if it reduced me to tears when I was hard-hearted, I was in floods this time.
Initially, it’s just the bit where she tells the kid he’s just a salesman. But at the end, pretty much as soon as the straws are drawn, I was gone. I love it and I don’t care what anyone says. It’s one of the best films ever, because it is both brilliant and rubbish in equal measure.
Rating: 5 / 5