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* TheGovernment: Interstingly for a Michael Bay movie, which usually portrays them positively, Harry freaks the hell out against them after he's told that the government doesn't have a contingency plan in hand:

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* TheGovernment: Interstingly Interestingly for a Michael Bay movie, which usually portrays them positively, Harry freaks the hell out against them after he's told that the government doesn't have a contingency plan in hand:


** ''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.

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** ''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 would 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.


** The film's opening sequence shows the Chicxulub meteor impact 65.5 ± 0.3 million years ago, but erroneously depicts the continents in their modern positions. Earth at that time looked more the map [[http://www.scotese.com/K/t.htm shown here]].

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** The film's opening sequence shows the Chicxulub meteor impact 65.5 ± 0.3 million years ago, but erroneously depicts the continents in their modern positions. Earth at that time looked more like the map [[http://www.scotese.com/K/t.htm shown here]].

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* BrokenLeverOfDoom: While aboard the Russian space station AJ is told to keep an eye on the fuel pressure and pull a lever if it gets too strong. When the pressure spikes, AJ tries to pull the lever and has it snap off in his hand. Cue StuffBlowingUp.
->'''Lev''': Pull the lever!
->'''AJ''' ''(waving it in his face)'': THIS IS THE LEVER!!!

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* AssuranceBackfire: When Harry finds Grace and AJ in bed and is chasing AJ around with a shotgun, AJ tries to make clear that he's not gonna up and ditch her by saying:
-->'''AJ''': Happy, please, ''listen!'' I love her...\\
'''Harry''': '''[[PapaWolf WAY]]''' [[HairTriggerTemper wrong answer!]] [''keeps shooting'']

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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary:
** Just like the opening to ''Film/IndependenceDay'', the film suggests that US Space Command was based at the Pentagon. It was actually based at Peterson AFB near NORAD.
** The general who goes to meet Harry on the oil rig says he is the commander of the Pacific Air Forces. He is shown to be a two-star general, even though PACAF is commanded by a four-star general.


* DrawingStraws: [[spoiler:After the bomb is damaged, the crew is forced to do this. The only ones who don't are the flight crew, as they're needed to land the shuttle. AJ draws the short straw, but Harry takes his place.]]

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* DrawingStraws: [[spoiler:After the bomb is damaged, the crew is forced to do this. The only ones who don't partake are the flight crew, as they're needed to fly and land the shuttle. AJ draws the short straw, but Harry takes his place.]]


* GentleGiant: Bear, despite his appearance.

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* GentleGiant: Bear, despite his appearance. He even starts crying during his psych evaluation.



* MadeInCountryX: “Components. American components. Russian components. '''All made in Taiwan!!'''”

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* LoweredRecruitingStandards: Every single one of the roughnecks fails their NASA physical evaluation. Truman ends up asking if they are merely capable of surviving the trip, and a doctor replies that they should since they survived the tests.
* MadeInCountryX: “Components."Components. American components. Russian components. '''All made in Taiwan!!'''”Taiwan!!'''"


* DareToBeBadass: TheTeam has arrived at NASA, and are cracking jokes with Harry. JumpCut to the conference room where they have just been given the bad news and most of them didn’t take it too well.

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* DareToBeBadass: TheTeam has arrived at NASA, and are cracking jokes with Harry. JumpCut to the conference room where they have just been given the bad news and most of them didn’t didn't take it too well.



* GallowsHumor: [[spoiler:After AJ picks the short straw, Colonel Sharpe shows him how to use the detonator. AJ replies "Lift, press, hold. Shouldn't be too tough. Even I can't screw this up."]]

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* GallowsHumor: [[spoiler:After AJ picks the short straw, Colonel Sharpe Sharp shows him how to use the detonator. AJ replies "Lift, press, hold. Shouldn't be too tough. Even I can't screw this up."]]

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* DrawingStraws: [[spoiler:After the bomb is damaged, the crew is forced to do this. The only ones who don't are the flight crew, as they're needed to land the shuttle. AJ draws the short straw, but Harry takes his place.]]


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* GallowsHumor: [[spoiler:After AJ picks the short straw, Colonel Sharpe shows him how to use the detonator. AJ replies "Lift, press, hold. Shouldn't be too tough. Even I can't screw this up."]]


* ArtisticLicenseNuclearPhysics: Col. Sharp has to stop Harry from going to town on the now-active nuke with large wrench because he fears Harry might set it off. It would be a pretty terrible bomb if a dude whacking it with a wrench were enough to do so.

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* ArtisticLicenseNuclearPhysics: Col. Sharp has to stop Harry from going to town on the now-active nuke with a large wrench because he fears Harry might set it off. It would be a pretty terrible bomb if a dude whacking it with a wrench were enough to do so.


Although they have some of the best scientific minds in the country at NASA, [[ThisAintRocketSurgery they simply aren't as attuned to the job as the best oil drillers]]. So NASA makes some calls and sends for the best -- [[FullNameBasis Harry Stamper]], lifelong oil rig operator considered the best deep sea driller in the world. Harry brings his daughter Grace with him, because he disapproves of her romance with rebellious hotshot AJ, whom Harry fired for having "hunches" that repeatedly damage Harry's equipment (and potentially his reputation) and could get people killed. On hearing what's at stake, Harry agrees to head into space to lead the drilling project but only on one condition, he brings in his own team. NASA now has to gather a group of blue collar, lawbreaking roughnecks and get them ''trained in two weeks'' to go up to drill the meteor and break it into two pieces that will miss the Earth, or [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt everyone dies]].

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Although they have some of the best scientific minds in the country at NASA, [[ThisAintRocketSurgery they simply aren't as attuned to the job as the best oil drillers]]. So NASA makes some calls and sends for the best -- [[FullNameBasis Harry Stamper]], lifelong oil rig operator considered the best deep sea driller in the world. Harry brings his daughter Grace with him, because he disapproves of her romance with rebellious hotshot AJ, whom Harry fired for having "hunches" that repeatedly damage Harry's equipment (and potentially his reputation) and could get people killed. On hearing what's at stake, Harry agrees to head into space to lead the drilling project but only on one condition, he brings in his own team. NASA now has to gather a group of blue collar, lawbreaking roughnecks and get them ''trained in two weeks'' to go up to drill the meteor and break it into two pieces that will miss the Earth, or [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt everyone dies]].
dies.


Although they have some of the best scientific minds in the country at NASA, [[ThisAintRocketSurgery they simply aren't as attuned to the job as the best oil drillers]]. So NASA makes some calls and sends for the best -- [[FullNameBasis Harry Stamper]], lifelong oil rig operator considered the best deep sea driller in the world. Harry brings his daughter Grace with him, because he disapproves of her romance with rebellious hotshot AJ, whom Harry fired for having "hunches" that repeatedly damage Harry's equipment (and potentially his reputation) and could get people killed. On hearing what's at stake, Harry agrees to head into space to lead the drilling project but only on one condition, he brings in his own team. NASA now has to gather a group of blue collar, lawbreaking roughnecks and get them ''trained in two weeks'' to go up to drill the meteor and break it into two pieces that will miss the Earth, or everyone dies.

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Although they have some of the best scientific minds in the country at NASA, [[ThisAintRocketSurgery they simply aren't as attuned to the job as the best oil drillers]]. So NASA makes some calls and sends for the best -- [[FullNameBasis Harry Stamper]], lifelong oil rig operator considered the best deep sea driller in the world. Harry brings his daughter Grace with him, because he disapproves of her romance with rebellious hotshot AJ, whom Harry fired for having "hunches" that repeatedly damage Harry's equipment (and potentially his reputation) and could get people killed. On hearing what's at stake, Harry agrees to head into space to lead the drilling project but only on one condition, he brings in his own team. NASA now has to gather a group of blue collar, lawbreaking roughnecks and get them ''trained in two weeks'' to go up to drill the meteor and break it into two pieces that will miss the Earth, or [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt everyone dies.
dies]].

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* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: Rockhound's incident with the gattling gun on the asteroid; upon returning home, he asks that his surviving friends be sure not to let that one out to the adoring masses coming to greet them.


* PapaWolf: Harry, of course. He goes ballistic when he thinks his daughter needs to be protected, and you do ''not'' want to be the one in his path. Leads to a SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}} when he chases AJ around the oil rig after finding out that he and Grace are together. Harry's PapaWolf qualities ultimately lead him to [[spoiler: sacrifice himself and go down destroying the asteroid in order to allow AJ to live and marry Grace so that she can be happy, leading to the most emotional scenes of the movie]].
** Harry's crew members point out that they all had a hand in raising Grace, so they all feel protective of her. Doubles as a nice SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}.

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* PapaWolf: Harry, of course. He goes ballistic when he thinks his daughter needs to be protected, and you do ''not'' want to be the one in his path. Leads to a SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}} funny moment when he chases AJ around the oil rig after finding out that he and Grace are together. Harry's PapaWolf qualities ultimately lead him to [[spoiler: sacrifice himself and go down destroying the asteroid in order to allow AJ to live and marry Grace so that she can be happy, leading to the most emotional scenes of the movie]].
** Harry's crew members point out that they all had a hand in raising Grace, so they all feel protective of her. Doubles as a nice SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}.heartwarming moment.

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