"Your boyfriend's back."
The one time Michael Bay was paired with a screenplay that works to his strengths and downplays most of his weaknesses. A deep fried slice of Americana, full of pomp and circumstance, "Armageddon" is Norman Rockwell for the MTV generation. The opening NYC destruction sequence still has more visceral impact than anything in "Avengers"; and if you can watch the scene of Bruce Willis saying good-bye to his daughter as a single tear rolls down his cheek without feeling yourself well up a little, I question how much you truly love popcorn entertainment. This is Michael Bay's most humanistic film, really his only one. But if all of his movies made the viewer feel this good about being part of the human race, he probably wouldn't have such a reviled reputation. This is both the last bow of America's cinematic innocence before 9/11 and the ultimate expression of Bay's 'flyover state' aesthetic.
Finally watched this the other day because it was on TV. Oh man, it's so bad, oh so so bad. Steve Buscemi was quite funny though.
This had everything I loved at six years old: 'splosions, Aerosmith and Peter Stormare. And even then it bored my tits off.
liv tyler fucks ben affleck, her dad sings in the background. the world is ending, the prison break cast get together for some knee slappers and guffaws. really.
Whatever people say, it's not that bad. It definitely has its moments, and it's brought up by a terrific (if slumming) cast.
because training oil drillers to become astronaut is so much easier than vice versa. SURE.