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Armageddon Review

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by AVForums Oct 1, 2001

    Armageddon Review
    A ruddy great asteroid, roughly the size of Texas is days away from wiping out all life on earth. Our only hope for survival is if a team of experts can go up to the asteroid and plant a nuclear device on it which will explode, deflecting it from its current course. This is where Bruce Willis comes in. You see, NASA scientists and astronauts aren't capable of drilling into the asteroid themselves, so they have to send up a team of roughneck oil drillers to do the job for them.
    It's pretty obvious Armageddon isn't a film you should watch with your brain engaged. In fact, it's one of the most ridiculous blockbuster movies of recent times. But there's no reason why simple-minded stupidity can't be fun, and in this respect Armageddon succeeds - almost. The problem is Michael Bay. He insists on framing almost every shot of the movie against the flag of the good ol' US of A, he also films wholesome kids running in slow motion just to remind you what exactly is at stake. At the end of the day, if this is what's at risk, you really do end up wishing the asteroid would wipe it all out. Still, if it's hi-octane stupidity that you're in need of, Armageddon might just rock your world.