Just watched Armageddon...

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  1. EvaUnit13

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    And I seriously almost cried at the end. Definitely one of my favorite movies. Just wish there was more emotion when some of the crew members died, Lev and Rockhound were pretty funny. What're your thoughts on the movie, though I know it was pretty badly received by the critics
     
  2. Thundercracker

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    I thought it sucked. That said, if you liked it, cool. Different strokes for different folks.
     
  3. Commander_V

    Commander_V I have no title HAH

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    I never understood why it rated so badly. I thought it was a good movie. Granted, the beginning was a little involved, but overall it was an extremely entertaining flick.
    I will admit to having a slight bias though - I haven't met a movie with Bruce Willis I didn't like. That includes The Fifth Element lol
     
  4. smkspy

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    Not the best movie, but if you don't feel the tears creeping up at the end that just your a heartless bastard lol.
     
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    I didn't mind it.

    I just hated the fact that they had to be all American drillers and American astronauts (cept one crazy Russian that was there for comic relief)

    I thought deep impact was a better (more realistic) asteroid movie.
     
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    Wouldn't the Americans be the only ones to neccessarily have an advanced enough space program and the necessary capital to put such a mission together?

    Most other space-faring nations were in the early stages of space flight at the time, and Russia was, and still is, pretty broke.

    Sleep Impact is deathly boring, in my opinion.


    I really didn't like some of the humour touches in the film, like the office workers falling out of the buildings straight at the camera. Didn't like it pre 9-11, liked it even less post 9-11. At least Bay didn't really show the office workers flying out of the building Prime and Megatron crashed through.
     
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    I'm with you, great movie. I still love it.
     
  8. Bryan

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    The Fifth Element was AWESOME. People complain (rightfully so) about the lack of originality in Hollywood nowadays, and that was a genuinely original film. Yeah, it had some inspirations, but it did its' own thing with them, and it did it well.
    That's a fair description. Yeah, it was a sucker play emotionally, but it worked.
    FiN's gotta point. You want realism, it's an American shuttle, and that means an American crew.
     
  9. Team Jetfire

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    True, but the drilling crew too?

    Not saying that the US hasn't got the talent, just that in a catastrophic event for the world, you would think that the world would pool reasources...
     
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    I love the movie and ít´s the only movie were I truly had tears in my face.
     
  11. Predaking

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    I think the movie stinks. Overly dramatic, lousy action scenes, and bad acting made this movie overrated to say the least.
     
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    I don't see how it's over rated, people hate on it all the time
     
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    I still haven't seen this, but maybe I will someday.
     
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    Turbocharger We should get more letter

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    Transformers was easily a hundred times cooler than Armageddon... I swear to god!
     
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    Meteors hitting the Earth, people landing on an asteroid, Bruce Willis acting like a hardass, even with a bad movie how can this combination not be good or cool?
     
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    I thought Armageddon was bloody great.
     
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    That's kinda my point, though. The shuttle had to be American, and I'm just saying, any situation like that, the country that controls the transport is gonna have a monopoly on the crew. Nationalism and all that, especially in face of, well, Armageddon.
     
  18. EvaUnit13

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    That quote was cheesy, Michael Bay at his gloatness
     
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    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    I don't mind the movie, I had to watch it about 8 million times for a month in February of '99. Between it and Mafia, I choose it.

    Personally I felt it was pretty silly, but it's one of the films that are like cinematic potato chips to me.
     
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    I never saw it when it first came out because on the radio that whole summer they played that damn Aerosmith song for that movie every ten minutes, and that made me decide to not see it.

    Until today when I got home from work and saw the very end of it on TV. Now admittedly, I didn't see the rest of the movie, but just flipping on the TV and seeing the shuttle almost crash landing, and the crew coming out all heroically only to have the rescue crew start clapping when the dude's girlfriend runs up to him was total shit. I almost changed the channel except that I wanted to see what it was so I would never watch the rest of it again. Then the credits began to run and I heard that damn song...
     

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