History Film / Armageddon

30th Nov '16 11:18:02 AM LSBK
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* [[spoiler:TheHeroDies: Stamper himself at the end.]]

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* [[spoiler:TheHeroDies: TheHeroDies: [[spoiler: Stamper himself at the end.]]
2nd Nov '16 1:14:34 PM SteveMB
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** A deleted scene offers a rationale -- it's there for [[BulletholeDoor obstacle removal]].
2nd Nov '16 1:09:18 PM SteveMB
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* InventionalWisdom: It's not clear (to put it mildly) why the Armadillo would need a [[{{BFG}} gatling gun]] badly enough to justify hauling all that extra mass along.
2nd Nov '16 4:42:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The New York City scenes at the beginning were actually filmed in the Spring Street Financial District of Los Angeles. They actually manage to cover this up seamlessly for the most part, except for one shot of a guy in his car where you can see palm trees in the background.
4th Oct '16 3:50:42 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The New York City scenes at the beginning were actually filmed in the Spring Street Financial District of Los Angeles. They actually manage to cover this up seamlessly for the most part, except for one shot of a guy in his car where you can see palm trees in the background.
17th Sep '16 7:47:41 AM ErikModi
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* ObliviousAstronomers: {{Lampshaded}} to the point of {{Anvilicious}}ness.
7th Aug '16 5:26:07 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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** Davis and Tucker, who are sucked into the void of space when the ''Independence'' is ripped to shreds by debris.


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* FromBadToWorse: Given the gravity of the situation, the entire film runs on this.
5th Aug '16 11:36:24 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: Harry and Lev refuse to leave without AJ, even as the space station around them is burning up; Although Harry is forced to flee with his team, Lev stays behind to retrieve AJ. Against all odds, they make it aboard the ''Independence'' just in time.
21st Jul '16 10:52:00 AM LadyJaneGrey
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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.



* ArtisticLicensePhysics: ''Astrophysics'' to be precise, to the point where the movie is so [[MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness soft]] that pretty much the only thing it gets right about space is "you can't breathe in it". The staggering amount of scientific inaccuracies in this film has [[http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/01/nasa-uses-the-movie-armageddon-in-their-management-training-program/ actually prompted NASA]] to use it as part of their management training to see how many inaccuracies would candidates be able to identify. So far, over 160 have been found and with the film being only 2 1/2 hours in length, that averages to roughly one inaccuracy per minute.

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''Astrophysics'' to be precise, to the point where the movie is so [[MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness soft]] that pretty much the only thing it gets right about space is "you can't breathe in it". The staggering amount of scientific inaccuracies in this film has [[http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/01/nasa-uses-the-movie-armageddon-in-their-management-training-program/ actually prompted NASA]] to use it as part of their management training to see how many inaccuracies would candidates be able to identify. So far, over 160 have been found and with the film being only 2 1/2 hours in length, that averages to roughly one inaccuracy per minute.minute.
** 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.
1st Jul '16 7:37:56 AM Morgenthaler
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** [[TheObiWan Charles "Chick" Chapel]]: "At the craps table, Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada."

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** [[TheObiWan Charles "Chick" Chapel]]: Chapel: "At the craps table, Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada."
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