Armageddon (1998) [English (MPEG Layer III, 96 kBit/s, 48 kHz, Stereo)]
Genre: Action / Romance / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Length: 2h 24m 0s
Director: Michael Bay
Tagline: It's Closer Than You Think.
Plot outline: 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. As high-ranking officials play politics with the effort, the drilling team all faces deep personal issues which may jeopardize humanity's last chance... Summary written by Paul Cezanne {Cezanne36@hotmail.com} A giant, global-killing asteriod, like the one that killed off the dinosaurs 65 million years ago is 18 days away from hitting the Earth. NASA's been caught with their pants down and needs a new plan to stop the rock. They enlist the help of Harry Stamper, an expert deep core driller, to train their astronauts and help them drill into the asteroid and plant a nuclear bomb. But Harry figures the astronauts can't be trained in time and opts to go with his own oil drilling crew. Summary written by Kevin Gillease {gillease@scf.usc.edu} A huge Comet is headed for earth. As it does not consist of one big piece, but of a cloud of rather small pieces plus a main rock the size of Texas, little impacts are recorded long before the big one is scheduled for collision with earth. Harry S. Stamper and his drill team are selected to land on the main comet as they are the only ones who can work the special drill Harry developed. Their mission is to drill 800 ft. into the comet to place a nuclear explosive device. The explosion of the bomb will break the comet in two, and the two pieces will pass earth on both sides. This task has to be accomplished before a certain "dead" line, or the comet parts will not fly by, but hit earth. Summary written by Julian Reischl {julian.reischl@stud.uni-muenchen.de} After New York City is damaged by hundreds of small meteorites, NASA discovers an asteroid the size of Texas is on a collision course with Earth. They recruit the best deep core driller in the world, Harry Stamper, to train astronauts who will go to the asteroid, drill into the center and detonate a nuclear warhead. Harry says he can't train men how to drill in ten days, so he brings in his own team of roughnecks to learn to become astronauts and get the job done. One of his team is the fiancÚ of his own daughter. Summary written by Jason Ihle {jrihl@conncoll.edu}
Comment: What does it mean to say that an asteroid is "the size of Texas"? Is the asteroid Texas-shaped? Is its diameter that of Texas north-south, or east-west? Or is it that the asteroid has the same volume as a sphere with a diameter the same as that of a circle with the same surface area as Texas? That seems to me to be the most charitable reading. This is the kind of inane discussion the characters in "Armageddon" might as well be having, for all the concern they show over the imminent end of all life. They discuss the matter as if they're talking about the annual tax return deadline. To be honest, I think taxation worries them more than death - which is exactly the mean-spirited attitude you'd expect from a loud, over-edited, the-stupid-shall-inherit-the-Earth Bruckheimer parable. If this were a book, it would be a paperback, it would be sold in newsagents, its title would be in silver letters, and each paragraph would be one sentence long. Possibly two. One worthwhile thing, though: we get to see what a good actor Bruce Willis is. Objectively speaking his character is insufferable. He gets his jollies by whacking golf balls onto the heads of Greenpeace protesters. His over-the-top protective attitude towards his daughter, while I'm sure it's meant to be cute, is only just this side of perverted. In short, he's a jerk. If we nonetheless like him - or at worst, fail to dislike him - this is entirely due to Bruce Willis. He can make any character charming. Part of the secret is knowing how much charm too use; too much charm is as bad as too little, and Willis knows never to turn the `charm' knob higher than necessary. In `Armaggedon', it's set at maximum.
IMDB Rating: 5.7
Country: USA
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Actors:
Bruce WillisasHarry S. Stamper
Billy Bob ThorntonasDan Truman, NASA Administrator
Ben AffleckasA.J. Frost
Liv TylerasGrace Stamper