History Film / Armageddon

21st Jul '16 10:52:00 AM LadyJaneGrey
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* ArtisticLicensePhysics: 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.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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


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

to:

** [[TheObiWan Charles "Chick" Chapel]]: Chapel: "At the craps table, Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada."
23rd Mar '16 1:03:36 PM ixfd64
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* DatingWhatDaddyHates: Harry is initially disapproving of Grace's relationship with AJ.
21st Mar '16 9:26:11 PM CrossFeet606441
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* AluminumChristmasTrees: Ridiculous as it may seems, NASA's actual protocol when someone "loses it" in space is to tie them down on a chair with duct tape.
2nd Mar '16 9:05:11 PM Sonic5421
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* DarkestHour: With the loss of Max and the ''Freedom'''s Armadillo, Harry passes the word back to Earth, and the world prepares for TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Civil Defense sirens blare, families head for their shelters, large groups of people pray, the media ends their broadcasting for the last time, and as one British reporter states:
--> '''British Reporter:''' "Once the asteroid hits Zero Barrier, it will take about 3 hours and 57 minutes to impact Earth."
--> '''Rockhound:''' "Guess what, guys? It is time to embrace the horror. Look, we got front row tickets to the end of the Earth!"



* PercussiveMaintenance: [[spoiler:[[PunctuatedForEmphasis "This! Is how we fix things! On Russian! Space! Station!"]]]]

to:

* PercussiveMaintenance: [[spoiler:[[PunctuatedForEmphasis "This! Is how we fix things! On Russian! Space! Station!"]]]]Station! Because I don't want to stay here anymore!" ''(Engines finally whirl to life so the shuttle can escape)'']]]]



* RedshirtArmy: The USAF crewmembers save for Sharp and Watts [[spoiler: The entire Independance USAF crew is killed when their shuttle is hit by meteors. They never even make it to the asteroid]].

to:

* RedshirtArmy: The USAF crewmembers crew members save for Sharp and Watts [[spoiler: The entire Independance USAF crew is killed when their shuttle is hit by meteors. They never even make it to the asteroid]].
26th Feb '16 8:15:46 PM Prfnoff
Is there an issue? Send a Message


'''''Armageddon''''' is a 1998 HighConcept disaster movie from TouchstonePictures, directed by Creator/MichaelBay, produced by JerryBruckheimer, co-written by Creator/JJAbrams, and featuring an AllStarCast.

to:

'''''Armageddon''''' ''Armageddon'' is a 1998 HighConcept disaster movie from TouchstonePictures, Creator/TouchstonePictures, directed by Creator/MichaelBay, produced by JerryBruckheimer, Creator/JerryBruckheimer, co-written by Creator/JJAbrams, and featuring an AllStarCast.
11th Jan '16 11:44:22 AM dmcreif
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CelebrityParadox: ''Film/PulpFiction'' is mentioned by name and the woodchipper scene in ''Film/{{Fargo}}'' is referenced. Steve Buchemi starred in ''Fargo'', in which his character is shoved into a woodchipper, while he and Bruce Willis appear in ''Pulp Fiction''.

to:

* CelebrityParadox: ''Film/PulpFiction'' is mentioned by name and the woodchipper scene in ''Film/{{Fargo}}'' is referenced. Steve Buchemi Buscemi starred in ''Fargo'', in which his character is shoved into a woodchipper, while he and Bruce Willis appear in ''Pulp Fiction''.
29th Dec '15 1:09:22 PM Damar
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CoolShip: The ''Independence'' and ''Freedom'' definitely count.

to:

* CoolShip: The X-71 prototypes ''Independence'' and ''Freedom'' definitely count.count as militarized Space Shuttles with a lot more speed, agility and endurance than their real-life counterparts.



* RedshirtArmy: The other astronaut team [[spoiler: gets killed when their shuttle is hit by meteors. They never even make it to the asteroid]].

to:

* RedshirtArmy: The other astronaut team USAF crewmembers save for Sharp and Watts [[spoiler: gets The entire Independance USAF crew is killed when their shuttle is hit by meteors. They never even make it to the asteroid]].
24th Dec '15 9:07:35 AM VoxAquila
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Harry's EstablishingCharacterShot is him hitting golf balls at a protesting Greenpeace ship.

to:

** Harry's EstablishingCharacterShot EstablishingCharacterMoment is him hitting golf balls at a protesting Greenpeace ship.
24th Dec '15 9:06:16 AM VoxAquila
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Which, let's face it, is a mild and unintended case of TruthInTelevision: not everyone has the same ethnicity one's surname might indicate.



** Harry's EstablishingCharacterShot is him hitting golf balls at a protesting Greenpeace ship.



** Also justified in that they weren't trying to disable the bomb, as they still needed to use it. They just needed to disable the activated timer and stop the Pentagon ordered launch. It's also unclear if cutting the wrong wire would cause the bomb to detonate, or if it just wouldn't stop the countdown.



*** They might have discussed it beforehand, with Grace telling AJ she ''wanted'' a small ring. Not all women like to flash around big jewelry, even for an engagement ring. And given the fact she works on oil rigs losing a tiny ring would not be as huge a financial loss as a sentimental one. Likewise, a bigger ring might get snagged on the machinery.

to:

*** They might have discussed it beforehand, with Grace telling AJ she ''wanted'' a small ring. Not all women like to flash around big jewelry, even for an engagement ring. And given the fact she works on oil rigs losing a tiny ring would not be as huge a financial loss as a sentimental one. Likewise, a bigger ring might get snagged on the machinery.
This list shows the last 10 events of 320. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Film.Armageddon