"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.
One single good idea about what the world must do if a big asteroid should hit Earth is all this music-video edited actioner really have. Fast editing pace, loud music and much effects help collapse my logic side of the brain and turn off the brain cells that are left there. Well-known faces show up to deliver stiff dialogue and no acting. Hans Zimmer's music and Charlton Heston's narration is the best with the film.
Endlich gibt es ihn, den 150 minütigen Trailer! Denn nichts weiter ist Armageddon: Ein Attentat auf unsere Sinne, unseren Verstand, unseren Geschmack. Einfach 30 Sekunden aus jeder Szene knipsen und wir könnten sogar 150 Trailer daraus basteln! Der Plot setzt sich aus verschiedenen SciFi Standarts zusammen, in denen die Welt bedroht ist.(...)
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.