History Film / Armageddon

30th Jul '17 9:09:26 PM TheNerfGuy
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** If an asteroid the size of Texas (i.e., at least 773 miles wide) impacted Earth in the Pacific Ocean, it wouldn't simply "slam into the ocean bedrock" and "create a tidal wave three miles high…covering California and washing up in Denver," as the NASA scientist in the movie projects. At most, oceanic crust is a few miles thick, and below it lies molten mantle, so the actual geological effects of such a massive impact would be [[FreakierThanFiction far worse than the screenwriters' imaginings]]. See Deus Ex Nukina / Sci Fi Writers Have No Sense Of Scale below.

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** If an asteroid the size of Texas (i.e., at least 773 miles wide) impacted Earth in the Pacific Ocean, it wouldn't simply "slam into the ocean bedrock" and "create a tidal wave three miles high…covering California and washing up in Denver," as the NASA scientist in the movie projects. At most, oceanic crust is a few miles thick, and below it lies molten mantle, so the actual geological effects of such a massive impact would be [[FreakierThanFiction far worse than the screenwriters' imaginings]]. See Deus Ex Nukina / Sci Fi Writers Have No Sense Of Scale below.
22nd Jul '17 9:11:38 AM Kalaong
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** Charles "Chick" Chapel: "At the craps table, Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada."

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** [[MentorArchetype Charles "Chick" Chapel: Chapel]]: "At the craps table, Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada."
12th Jun '17 12:46:48 AM gjjones
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* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler:Rockhound]] wanted to be the one to make the 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.

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* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler:Rockhound]] wanted to be the one to make the HeroicSuicide.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.



* MutualKill: Hello, Harry vs. Asteroid. (Man destroys asteroid he's riding.) It's really a HeroicSuicide 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 HeroicSuicide HeroicSacrifice 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 HeroicSuicide 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 HeroicSuicide HeroicSacrifice by yanking his air line and taking his place.]]
11th Jun '17 9:50:39 PM Fireblood
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* 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]].

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* HeroicSuicide: 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]].
29th May '17 4:13:12 PM Skylite
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* MemorialPhoto: Glossy poster size photos of Freddie, Oscar, Max and Harry, the roughnecks who didn't survive the mission, are placed on the altar at the wedding of Grace and [=AJ=].

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* MemorialPhoto: Glossy poster size photos of of Oscar, Freddie, Oscar, Max Max, Gruber and Harry, the roughnecks who didn't survive the mission, are placed on the altar at the wedding of Grace and [=AJ=].
29th May '17 4:09:17 PM Skylite
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* MemorialPhoto: Glossy poster size photos of Freddie, Oscar, Max and Harry, the roughnecks who didn't survive the mission, are placed on the altar at the wedding of Grace and [=AJ=].



** AJ puts a dinky little ring on Grace after she accepts his proposal. You'd think that a skilled oil rig worker could afford a better ring, but considering his relationship with Harry, he may have GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity. There's also the fact that he'd started his own company and probably put most of his savings into that since he didn't expect to see Grace again after being fired.
*** Considering the size of the church in which the actual wedding takes place, though, the roughnecks got paid really, really well so the ring got upgraded after the survivors came home. Just as a RealLife example, a wedding at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York cost $2000 in 2012 for just the wedding, with a singer and organist thrown in. That's before counting the gown, tuxes, flowers, invites and all the other details that go into a high profile wedding.

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** AJ puts a dinky little ring on Grace after she accepts his proposal. You'd think that a skilled oil rig worker could afford a better ring, but considering his relationship with Harry, he may have GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity. There's also the fact that he'd started his own company and probably put most of his savings into that since he didn't expect to see Grace again after being fired.
*** Considering the size of the church in which the actual wedding takes place, though, the roughnecks got paid really, really well so the ring got upgraded after the survivors came home. Just as a RealLife example, a wedding at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York cost $2000 in 2012 for just the wedding, with a singer and organist thrown in. That's before counting the gown, tuxes, flowers, invites and all the other details that go into a high profile wedding.
29th May '17 4:06:35 PM Skylite
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** AJ puts a dinky little ring on Grace after she accepts his proposal. You'd think that a skilled oil rig worker could afford a better ring, but considering his relationship with Harry, he may have GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity. There's also the fact that he'd started his own company and probably put most of his savings into that since he didn't expect to see Grace again after being fired.

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** AJ puts a dinky little ring on Grace after she accepts his proposal. You'd think that a skilled oil rig worker could afford a better ring, but considering his relationship with Harry, he may have GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity. There's also the fact that he'd started his own company and probably put most of his savings into that since he didn't expect to see Grace again after being fired.
*** Considering the size of the church in which the actual wedding takes place, though, the roughnecks got paid really, really well so the ring got upgraded after the survivors came home. Just as a RealLife example, a wedding at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York cost $2000 in 2012 for just the wedding, with a singer and organist thrown in. That's before counting the gown, tuxes, flowers, invites and all the other details that go into a high profile wedding.
29th May '17 4:02:17 PM Skylite
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** AJ puts a dinky little ring on Grace after she accepts his proposal. You'd think that a skilled oil rig worker could afford a better ring, but considering his relationship with Harry, he may have GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity.

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** AJ puts a dinky little ring on Grace after she accepts his proposal. You'd think that a skilled oil rig worker could afford a better ring, but considering his relationship with Harry, he may have GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity.
GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity. There's also the fact that he'd started his own company and probably put most of his savings into that since he didn't expect to see Grace again after being fired.
29th May '17 3:40:55 PM Skylite
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* CallingParentsByTheirName: Harry Stamper's daughter Grace refers to her dad as "Harry" as a mark of her disrespect towards him.

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* CallingParentsByTheirName: Harry Stamper's daughter Grace refers to her dad as "Harry" as a mark of her disrespect towards him. This gets [[InvertedTrope inverted]] when Harry makes his last call home and reveals that due to technical issues he's staying to detonate the bomb.
-->'''Grace:''' ''[tearfully]'' No, Dad, no!
29th May '17 3:37:29 PM Skylite
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** Then there's the fact the loan shark would probably not want to be discovered putting the screws to one of the heroes who literally saved the Earth. They're not usually subtle enough to MakeItLookLikeAnAccident.
** And the fact that when we get to see the wedding of Grace and [=AJ=], Rockhound is alive and well and Molly is beside him in the pew. So at least one scenario preventing the loan shark from taking revenge actually played out.
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