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.
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