History YMMV / Armageddon

14th Jun '18 5:03:31 PM kalel32688
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* {{Anvilicious}}: '''''Lots''''' of comments are made about [[IWantMyJetpack how pathetic our space technology is]], and [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped how utterly screwed we'd be if it happened for real]]. Somewhat justified in that our poor ability to detect and almost total inability deal with a potential asteroid collision is sadly very much TruthInTelevision (albeit, nowhere near as bad to detect as this movie depicts).

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* {{Anvilicious}}: '''''Lots''''' of comments are made about [[IWantMyJetpack how pathetic our space technology is]], is]] and [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped how utterly screwed we'd be if it happened for real]]. Somewhat justified in that our poor ability to detect and almost total inability deal with a potential asteroid collision is sadly very much TruthInTelevision (albeit, nowhere near as bad to detect as this movie depicts).



'''Dan Truman:''' Our object collision budget's a million dollars. That allows us to track about 3% of the sky, and beg'n your pardon sir, but [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale it's a big-ass sky]].\\

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'''Dan Truman:''' Our object collision budget's a million dollars. That allows us to track about 3% of the sky, and beg'n your pardon pardon, sir, but [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale it's a big-ass sky]].\\



* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Lots of people complained about the science goofs and the plot holes. Film critics were absolutely merciless and wrote scathing reviews. But the Trevor Rabin soundtrack may have been worth the price of admission all by itself. "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" by Music/{{Aerosmith}} definitely counts.

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Lots of people complained about the science goofs and the plot holes.{{plot hole}}s. Film critics were absolutely merciless and wrote scathing reviews. But the Trevor Rabin soundtrack Music/TrevorRabin's score may have been worth the price of admission all by itself. itself.
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"I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" by Music/{{Aerosmith}} definitely counts.



** The movie has several scenes that are unconfortable to watch after 9/11 and the War on Terror:

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** The movie has several scenes that are unconfortable uncomfortable to watch after 9/11 and the War on Terror:



** In the beginning of the movie, Truman mentions that NASA does not have the power to detect all incoming objects. On February 15, 2013 a previously undetected asteroid 20 meters in diameter and weighing over 10,000 tonnes exploded above Russia in the largest airburst since TheTunguskaEvent of 1908. Furthermore, videos of the airburst looked very similar to scenes of meteors falling in Armageddon.

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** In the beginning of the movie, Truman mentions that NASA does not have the power to detect all incoming objects. On February 15, 2013 2013, a previously undetected asteroid 20 meters in diameter and weighing over 10,000 tonnes exploded above Russia in the largest airburst since TheTunguskaEvent of 1908. Furthermore, videos of the airburst looked very similar to scenes of meteors falling in Armageddon.this movie.



** Truman's description of what will happen if the asteroid hits. If it lands in the Pacific, as it's projected to, it will cause a three-mile high tsunami that will wipe out Australia, Japan, and anything in the US that's west of Denver. Half the world's population will be incinerated in the heat blast, and the other half will die in the colossal nuclear winter.

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** Truman's [[StoryboardingTheApocalypse description of what will happen if the asteroid hits.hits]]. If it lands in the Pacific, as it's projected to, it will cause a three-mile high tsunami that will wipe out Australia, Japan, and anything in the US that's west of Denver. Half the world's population will be incinerated in the heat blast, and the other half will die in the colossal nuclear winter.



* SignatureScene: Harry's final goodbyes to Gracie and the subsequent destruction of the asteroid probably count as such.

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Harry's final goodbyes to Gracie and the subsequent destruction of the asteroid probably count as such.
25th Apr '18 11:45:37 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* SignatureScene: Harry's final goodbyes to Gracie and the subsequent destruction of the asteroid probably count as such.
** The sight of the Chrysler Building's severed spire smashing into the streets below, taking every poor soul trapped inside with it.
** And of course, the city of Paris being wiped out in a single strike.
21st Apr '18 6:09:50 PM DragonQuestZ
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** All the critical wailing and gnashing of teeth about how this film was going to lead to Hollywood's destruction, and since Michael Bay was first a music video director, some claimed it would turn Hollywood into MTV. In less than two decades, MTV suffered massive NetworkDecay, while Hollywood still makes movies.
28th Mar '18 3:31:12 PM MacedonianKing
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Lev and Rockhound both have some extremely fun and memorable dialogue.
28th Mar '18 6:56:01 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Truman's description of what will happen if the asteroid hits. If it lands in the Pacific, as it's projected to, it will cause a three-mile high tsunami that will wipe out Australia, Japan, and anything in the US that's west of Denver. Half the world's population will be incinerated in the heat blast, and the other half will die in the colossal nuclear winter.
21st Mar '18 4:01:49 AM JamesAustin
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Lots of people complained about the science goofs and the plot holes. Film critics were absolutely merciless and wrote scathing reviews. But the Trevor Rabin soundtrack may have been worth the price of admission all by itself. "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" by Music/{{Aerosmith}} definitely counts.



* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Lots of people complained about the science goofs and the plot holes. Film critics were absolutely merciless and wrote scathing reviews. But the Trevor Rabin soundtrack may have been worth the price of admission all by itself.
** "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" by Music/{{Aerosmith}} definitely counts.



** In the first ten minutes of the film, New York is decimated by a meteorite shower. It's kind of worth mentioning that in the middle of this scene there's a cabbie that screams something with each impact: "Look at that! Whoa! We're at war! UsefulNotes/SaddamHussein's bombing us?" Oh, the innocent irony of 1990s catastrophe films. Made even more ironic by the fact that, despite Saddam Hussein's lack of involvement in 9/11, America still ended up going back to war with him less than a decade later.
** Speaking of 9/11, you see some of the meteor impacts leaving huge gaping holes in the original World Trade Center towers. After 9/11, those can be kinda hard to look at.

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** The movie has several scenes that are unconfortable to watch after 9/11 and the War on Terror:
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In the first ten minutes of the film, New York is decimated by a meteorite shower. It's kind of worth mentioning that in the middle of this scene there's a cabbie that screams something with each impact: "Look at that! Whoa! We're at war! UsefulNotes/SaddamHussein's bombing us?" Oh, the innocent irony of 1990s catastrophe films. Made even more ironic by the fact that, despite Saddam Hussein's lack of involvement in 9/11, America still ended up going back to war with him less than a decade later.
** *** Speaking of 9/11, you see some of the meteor impacts leaving huge gaping holes in the original World Trade Center towers. After 9/11, those can be kinda hard to look at.



** Not to mention the destruction of the Space Shuttles ''Atlantis'' and ''Independence'' after the ''Columbia'' disaster.
*** In fact, this movie was going to be ''shown on TV'' the night the disaster occurred.
*** Still shots of the ''Atlantis'' explosion from the film are often used as fake pictures [[MemeticMutation online]], claiming to be pictures of ''Columbia''.

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** Not to mention the The destruction of the Space Shuttles ''Atlantis'' and ''Independence'' after the ''Columbia'' disaster.
*** In fact, this movie was going
disaster, to be ''shown on TV'' the night the disaster occurred.
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point that still shots of the ''Atlantis'' explosion from the film are often used as fake pictures [[MemeticMutation online]], claiming to be pictures of ''Columbia''.''Columbia''. In fact, this movie was going to be ''shown on TV'' the night the disaster occurred.



* HilariousInHindsight: Max yelling "The Cubs win the World Series!" into a microphone during his psych becomes this when the Chicago Cubs win the world series ''18 years'' after this movie premiered.

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** Harry being so disapproving of A.J. becomes this when you know that, in the Latin American Spanish dub of the film, Harry and A.J.'s voice actors are famous for [[Franchise/DragonBall another work]] in which [[Characters/DragonBallVegeta A.J.'s voice actor's character]] is the one who famously has none of [[Characters/DragonBallSonGoku Harry's voice actor's character's]] antics.
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Max yelling "The Cubs win the World Series!" into a microphone during his psych becomes this when the Chicago Cubs win the world series ''18 years'' after this movie premiered.



* NightmareFuel: Those are '''people''' falling out of the Chrysler Building during the meteor shower in New York City. For additional {{squick}}, watch the movie frame per frame. That thing that just fell on a cab's trunk, severely deforming it? ''Not'' a piece of building.

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Those are '''people''' falling out of the Chrysler Building during the meteor shower in New York City. For additional {{squick}}, watch the movie frame per frame. That thing that just fell on a cab's trunk, severely deforming it? ''Not'' a piece of building.



* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Physical implausibilities aside, ''THAT'' is one impressive asteroid.

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Physical implausibilities aside, ''THAT'' is one impressive asteroid.
21st Dec '17 9:31:39 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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** The fate of the ''Atlantis'' and its crew, particularly that of the astronaut working alone on repairing a nearby satellite and is clearly uneasy doing it. He sadly never makes it back to his ship and we last see him screaming as his visor is shattered and he's left tumbling into the void of space.
19th Dec '17 7:39:56 AM Malady
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: A NASA doctor comments on Bear's shockingly bad cholesterol levels. Not as funny after Creator/MichaelClarkDuncan died of a heart attack in 2012.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: A NASA doctor comments on Bear's shockingly bad cholesterol levels. Not as funny after Creator/MichaelClarkDuncan Creator/MichaelClarkeDuncan died of a heart attack in 2012.
11th Nov '17 11:02:12 AM lorgskyegon
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*** Still shots of the ''Atlantis'' explosion from the film are often used as fake pictures [[MemeticMutation online]], claiming to be pictures of ''Columbia''.
22nd Aug '17 6:56:49 AM AlternativeCola
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