History Film / Armageddon

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.
14th Dec '16 2:19:01 PM bwburke94
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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Lev ''and then some.'' Rockhound to a lesser extent. {{Lampshaded}} in Lev's case by Truman who warns the shuttle crews that Lev has been "on board the Mir space station for eighteen months ''alone.'' So don't be surprised if he's [[{{Understatement}} a little off.]]"

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Lev ''and then some.'' Rockhound to a lesser extent. {{Lampshaded}} in Lev's case by Truman who warns the shuttle crews that Lev has been "on board the Mir space station for eighteen months ''alone.'' So don't be surprised if he's [[{{Understatement}} a little off.]]" "
11th Dec '16 2:31:16 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* HollywoodScience: The movie is loaded with it, to the extent that it has become something of a RunningGag on the [[http://badastronomy.com Bad Astronomy website]]. Some can live with it, some can't.

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* HollywoodScience: The movie is loaded with it, to the extent that it has become something of a RunningGag on the [[http://badastronomy.com Bad Astronomy website]]. Some can live with it, some can't. NASA has even made a test for recruits, where they have to watch the movie and mark at least 180 instances of incorrect science.



* InkblotTest: To see if the roughnecks are capable of dealing with space travel.
** Instead, it proves that Rockhound sees breasts everywhere, and AJ is insecure about [[WellDoneSonGuy Harry's attitude towards him]].

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* InkblotTest: To see if the roughnecks are capable of dealing with space travel.
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travel. Instead, it proves that Rockhound sees breasts everywhere, and AJ is insecure about [[WellDoneSonGuy Harry's attitude towards him]].



* 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.
** A deleted scene offers a rationale -- it's there for [[BulletholeDoor obstacle removal]].

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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.
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along. (A deleted scene offers a rationale -- it's there for [[BulletholeDoor obstacle removal]].)



* NuclearOption: Avoids DeusExNukina only by using the nuke to supply the one thing that nukes actually supply -- very large explosions. Unfortunately, even a nuclear explosion wouldn't have been enough to cause the results seen in the movie.
** Though using it to cause a chain reaction with the massive, volatile gas pockets inside the asteroid may well.

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* NuclearOption: Avoids DeusExNukina only by using the nuke to supply the one thing that nukes actually supply -- very large explosions. Unfortunately, even a nuclear explosion wouldn't have been enough to cause the results seen in the movie.
** Though
movie. (Though using it to cause a chain reaction with the massive, volatile gas pockets inside the asteroid may well.)
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.
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