"Man, what are you doing with a gun in space?" A deep fried slice of Americana, full of pomp and circumstance, "Armageddon" is Norman Rockwell for the MTV generation. This is Michael Bay's most humanistic film, really his only one, and one of the few scripts that plays to his strengths rather than his weaknesses. If all of Bay's films made you feel this good about our common man, perhaps he wouldn't be so reviled.
Bay's patented for making a solid action blockbuster with great effects and absolutely no attention being paid to reality. Though this time, there's a little tear-jerking thrown into the mix. A highlight of the 90s disaster/apocalypse movie era, whether you like it or not.
I can't begrudge ARMAGEDDON for being insanely committed to being exactly what it is. I don't hate this movie, in fact I have some nostalgia for it. It's a high concept movie that is so freakin' ridiculous that I'm amazed it exists. I can't help but admire its conviction, even if it is completely retarded.
I am not a fan of Michael Bay but must admit he has visual talent and this two and a half hour thrill ride is fun to watch. Not much for plausibility but when Steve Buscemi goes to space, sits on a nuke and doesn't have to pay taxes well then just sit back and enjoy the ride:)
Entretenida, a pesar de unas cuantas escenas que parecen salidas de un comercial de Master Card (específicamente las escenas que muestran varios lugares del planeta y a sus habitantes a la espera de la tragedia). También resulta molesto el exceso de la bandera estadounidense en pantalla (el colmo llega con la franela del hijo del personaje de Will Patton corriendo hacia su padre en una de las secuencias finales)