Sunday, 20 February 2011

Armageddon (1998)

Directed by Michael Bay and Written by J.J Abrams (lost Creator) this movie about an Asteroid the size of Texas coming to collide with Earth. This is an all out action blockbuster.

Starting with a normal day in New York city only for small asteroid pieces come crashing down destroying buildings having people running scared.


NASA later discover the asteroid the global killer coming towards Earth, so with all the resources they set out to find the best way to solve this rather large problem. lead by Dan Truman (Billy Bob Thornton) and some of the smartest people on Earth, the best option is to land and drill into the asteroid and planet a nuclear bomb, simple. Now they find the best driller on Earth.

Meet Harry Stamper (Bruce Willis) and his crew Chick (Will Patton) Rock hound (Steve Buscemi) Oscar (Owen Wilson) Bear (Michael Clarke Duncan) Max (Ken Campbell) and finally AJ (Ben Affleck) who is secretly seeing Harry daughter Grace (Liv Tyler). These men are chosen to go into space with astronauts Colonel Willie Sharpe (William Fitchner) and Co-Pilot Jennifer Watts. now with a montage we see the astronauts training and their last night on Earth.

Having to Dock with Russian space station and meeting Lev Andropov (Peter Stormore) we get another action scene before they go off into there main mission.

Brucie shines in the lead role, billy bob is great as the grounded determined head of NASA. Steve Buscemi as rock hound steals nearly every scene he is in. Mr Bay delivers a masterpiece in action movies. filled with happiness and laughter, but this will leave most people in tears at the end with one of the saddest endings there is out there. But it America that's wins or becomes the hero nation as it often becomes over these end of the world movies.

Overall this movie gets a solid 10/10

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