History YMMV / Armageddon

17th Jan '17 6:05:11 PM Kinola
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* 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.
17th Jan '17 5:57:04 PM Kinola
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*** In fact, this movie was going to be ''shown on TV'' the night the disaster occurred.
8th Jan '17 1:13:34 PM TheWhistleTropes
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* CriticalResearchFailure: There are so many scientific errors in this film that even the LowestCommonDenominator is bound to notice them. NASA even uses the film as part of its training program to see how many errors new recruits are able to spot. So far, they've found 168.

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* CriticalResearchFailure: There are so many scientific errors in this film that even the LowestCommonDenominator is bound to notice them. NASA even uses the film as part of its training program to see how many errors new recruits are able to spot. So far, they've found 168.168; 1.12 inaccuracies per ''minute''.
6th Oct '16 1:47:26 AM gjjones
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* TearJerker:
** For a testosterone-fueled action movie, there are several, but the tearjerking scene mostly involved [[spoiler: AJ, Grace and Harry]].
** Special mention for the music video for the song "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing", where they mirror the most tear-jerking scene in the entire movie, only with Creator/{{Liv|Tyler}} and [[Music/{{Aerosmith}} Steven Tyler]].
*** Speaking of "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing", according to ''Literature/UncleJohnsBathroomReader'', Aerosmith originally passed on recording that song for the movie because Steven thought they would lose fans if they did a sappy ballad. Then the band was given a prerelease screening of the film. What scene made Steven change his mind about the song? [[spoiler:Harry's HeroicSacrifice, and Grace's (played by Steven's real life daughter) reaction to it - the daddy-daughter stuff really got to him.]]
** [[spoiler:Chick's reunion with his son is another.]]
** FOR ALL MANKIND
** "That salesman is your daddy."
** Naming off the casualty list for the mission alone is enough to bring tears.
--> [[spoiler: Colonel Davis; Co-Pilot Tucker; Lt. Halsey; Oscar Choi; Fred Noonan; Max Lennert; Gruber; and of course, Harry Stamper.]]
** After the [[spoiler: loss of the first shuttle, where it's assumed that AJ, among others, are dead]], Grace is told that she should probably leave mission control. Her response is heartbreaking, and emphasizes that everyone she's ever loved is up there.
-->'''Grace:''' I have ''nowhere to go''.
** She's seen shortly after, curled up on a row of chairs out of sight and crying her eyes out.
** And the ending at [[spoiler:AJ and Grace's wedding, with all of the surviving crew in attendance as well as portraits of all the deceased crew placed where they would have sat.]]
7th Aug '16 5:38:13 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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** Every city destruction scene, but Paris in particular stands out, as it is wiped out by a single meteor that strikes with a force greater than that of a nuclear bomb. Suffice to say, it is a miracle that anybody survived the destruction.


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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Physical implausibilities aside, ''THAT'' is one impressive asteroid.
** The space scenes in particular as well as the meteors themselves are also worthy of note.
28th Jul '16 11:45:38 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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** The pilots of the ''Independence'' getting sucked into the vacuum of space, with their bodies slamming into the ''Freedom'' before tumbling into open space. Worse still, they were not sealed inside their suits but seeing how they would've had no hope of recovery, [[FateWorseThanDeath perhaps it was merciful that they didn't]].
7th Jul '16 11:29:05 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* TheyJustDidntCare: According to Creator/BenAffleck on the DVD commentary:
--> I asked Creator/{{Michael|Bay}} why it was easier to train oil drillers to become astronauts than it was to train astronauts to become oil drillers and he told me to shut to the fuck up. So, that was the end of that talk.
** Regarding the line of "they don't know jack about drilling":
---> I mean, this is a little bit of a logic stretch, let's face it. "They don't know jack about drilling"? How hard can it be? Aim the drill at the ground and turn it on.
** Despite the movie repeatedly telling the audience that this is a hurtling, spinning, out of control asteroid in outer space, zero gravity apparently does not exist on it, since the crew can walk inside the shuttle and on the surface as if they were on, well, Earth. Except when AJ, Bear, and Lev need to jump across a large canyon in an Armadillo. Then it ''does'' exist.
** The asteroid would have been easily visible to the naked eye long before 18 days before it collided with Earth.
3rd May '16 2:13:54 PM TheWhistleTropes
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Is Lev's [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} cookiness]] attributable to his [[GoMadFromTheIsolation having spent eighteen months alone on the space station]], or might he be on the autism spectrum?

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Is Lev's [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} cookiness]] kookiness]] attributable to his [[GoMadFromTheIsolation having spent eighteen months alone on the space station]], or might he be on the autism spectrum?
27th Dec '15 10:44:02 AM Dragon101
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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.

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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.TruthInTelevision (albeit, nowhere near as bad to detect as this movie depicts).
24th Dec '15 9:18:42 AM VoxAquila
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* NarmCharm: The animal crackers scene. As silly as the dialogue is, it's actually kind of sweet.
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