History Film / Armageddon

9th May '17 11:06:43 AM DustSnitch
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* TheSecondLawOfMetafictionalThermodynamics: Anything not critical (anymore) to the plot blows up. The spacecraft visit MIR for refueling; it blows up right after they're done. There are 2 spacecrafts; one crashes. The drill of the crashed spacecraft survives; the one from the other spacecraft blows up.

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* TheSecondLawOfMetafictionalThermodynamics: SecondLawOfMetafictionalThermodynamics: Anything not critical (anymore) to the plot blows up. The spacecraft visit MIR for refueling; it blows up right after they're done. There are 2 spacecrafts; one crashes. The drill of the crashed spacecraft survives; the one from the other spacecraft blows up.
9th May '17 11:05:24 AM DustSnitch
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* TheSecondLawOfMetafictionalThermodynamics: Anything not critical (anymore) to the plot blows up. The spacecraft visit MIR for refueling; it blows up right after they're done. There are 2 spacecrafts; one crashes. The drill of the crashed spacecraft survives; the one from the other spacecraft blows up.
6th May '17 7:34:17 PM Golondrina
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** It's also a ShoutOut to the role of JamesDean in the film ''Giant'', which similarly involved a rebellious young man going and making his own fortune in oil. Has similar scenes, too.

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** It's also a ShoutOut to the role of JamesDean Creator/JamesDean in the film ''Giant'', which similarly involved a rebellious young man going and making his own fortune in oil. Has similar scenes, too.
1st May '17 5:21:45 AM gjjones
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* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler:Rockhound]] wanted to be the one to make the HeroicSacrifice. In his own words, [[spoiler:"I owe a hundred grand to a fat-ass LoanShark, which I spent on a stripper named Molly Mounds"]]. He's ''really'' not looking forward to being kneecapped until he pays back all that money.

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* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler:Rockhound]] wanted to be the one to make the HeroicSacrifice.HeroicSuicide. In his own words, [[spoiler:"I owe a hundred grand to a fat-ass LoanShark, which I spent on a stripper named Molly Mounds"]]. He's ''really'' not looking forward to being kneecapped until he pays back all that money.



* MutualKill: Hello, Harry vs. Asteroid. (Man destroys asteroid he's riding.) It's really a HeroicSacrifice when he stays on the asteroid to detonate the bomb but the asteroid is cursed at so frequently as to become somewhat personified.

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* MutualKill: Hello, Harry vs. Asteroid. (Man destroys asteroid he's riding.) It's really a HeroicSacrifice HeroicSuicide when he stays on the asteroid to detonate the bomb but the asteroid is cursed at so frequently as to become somewhat personified.



* SpaceSuitsAreScubaGear: So that [[spoiler:Harry can subvert his future son-in-law's HeroicSacrifice by yanking his air line and taking his place.]]

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* SpaceSuitsAreScubaGear: So that [[spoiler:Harry can subvert his future son-in-law's HeroicSacrifice HeroicSuicide by yanking his air line and taking his place.]]
27th Mar '17 5:52:07 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* EpicFail: The NASA crew can build the drilling rig from the patents, but when it doesn't work they can't figure out that it's because they put in a defective transmission (one of very few non-custom parts in the thing). This despite it grinding so hard anyone in the room can tell what's wrong. Harry lampshades how stupid this is.
21st Mar '17 10:47:41 PM Fireblood
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* AsteroidThicket: The cloudburst of meteorites is explained as the result of a comet passing through the asteroid belt and bouncing shrapnel into Earth's vicinity and knocking one "the size of Texas" towards Earth. This is wrong because a single comet could not collide with so many asteroids and conveniently shove them in the same general direction. Enough shrapnel was knocked out of the asteroid belt to keep Earth in a 'shooting gallery' for 18 days.



* AsteroidThicket: The cloudburst of meteorites is explained as the result of a comet passing through the asteroid belt and bouncing shrapnel into Earth's vicinity and knocking one "the size of Texas" towards Earth. This is wrong because a single comet could not collide with so many asteroids and conveniently shove them in the same general direction. Enough shrapnel was knocked out of the asteroid belt to keep Earth in a 'shooting gallery' for 18 days.



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Harry kicks AJ back inside the shuttle to go back to Earth and marry Grace while he sticks around for the necessary manual detonation]].

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* HeroicSacrifice: HeroicSuicide: [[spoiler:Harry kicks AJ back inside the shuttle to go back to Earth and marry Grace while he sticks around for the necessary manual detonation]].
1st Mar '17 11:06:22 AM GrumpyReignTVT
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* CelebrityParadox: ''Film/PulpFiction'' is mentioned by name and the woodchipper scene in ''Film/{{Fargo}}'' is referenced. Steve Buscemi starred in ''Fargo'', in which his character is shoved into a woodchipper, while he and Bruce Willis appear in ''Pulp Fiction''.

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* CelebrityParadox: ''Film/PulpFiction'' is mentioned by name and the woodchipper scene in ''Film/{{Fargo}}'' is referenced. Steve Buscemi starred in ''Fargo'', in which his character is shoved into a woodchipper, woodchipper - by Peter Stormare, no less - while he and Bruce Willis appear in ''Pulp Fiction''.
16th Jan '17 10:41:28 PM TrollMan
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** Crossing over with WritersCannotDoMath and SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale, it's stated that the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs released the energy equivalent to ten thousand nuclear weapons. It's actually believed to have released far more more energy than that, with an estimated equivalent to ''two million'' Tsar Bomba explosions (the most powerful man-made weapon ever detonated) or more than a billion times stronger than the bombs used on [[HiroshimaAsAUnitOfMeasure Hiroshima]] and Nagasaki.
8th Jan '17 1:10:04 PM TheWhistleTropes
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* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy: The size of Texas? Know what else is the size of Texas? Ceres, a dwarf planet discovered ''back in 1801'' that can often be seen without a telescope. The astronomers in this movie claim the asteroid was not detected because only fifteen telescopes on Earth could do so, but in truth, you'd be able to see an asteroid ''that'' big with the naked eye ''two months'' prior to any threat of impact. NASA can - and has - seen and identified ''far'' smaller ones.

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* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy: The size of Texas? Know what else is the size of Texas? Ceres, a dwarf planet discovered ''back in 1801'' that can often be seen without a telescope.easily with binoculars. The astronomers in this movie claim the asteroid was not detected because only fifteen telescopes on Earth could do so, but in truth, you'd be able to see an asteroid ''that'' big with the naked eye ''two months'' prior to any threat of impact. NASA can - and has - seen and identified ''far'' smaller ones.
4th Jan '17 6:13:29 PM Kalaong
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** Also, the plan they come up with for destroying the asteroid would ''never'' work in reality; that nuke wouldn't be able to split an asteroid that size like the guys in the movie claimed. However, detonating it on the ''side'' of the asteroid and knock it off course might work, seeing as that is ''NASA's actual plan'' if something like this actually happened.

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** Also, the plan they come up with for destroying the asteroid would ''never'' work in reality; that nuke reality ''for the precise reason they insist it will work'';
--->'''Ronald Quincy''': Imagine a firecracker in the palm of your hand. You set it off, what happens? You burn your hand, right? You close your fist around the same firecracker, and set it off... [[LudicrousGibs Your wife's gonna be opening your ketchup bottles the rest of your life]].
*** The asteroid
wouldn't be able to split an asteroid cleanly so the remaining pieces would miss, it would ''shatter'', turning the single mantle-piercing doomsday rock into a shotgun blast of rocks "the size of basketballs... and, uh, Volkswagens, things like that" that size like the guys trashed New York in the movie claimed. opening scenes - over '''an entire hemisphere.''' However, detonating it on the ''side'' of the asteroid and knock it off course might work, seeing as that is ''NASA's actual plan'' if something like this actually happened.
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