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From the blockbuster-making team who produced and directed Pearl Harbor and The Rock (Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay) comes the biggest movie of 1998 -- Armageddon! Starring the explosive talents of Bruce Willis (Die Hard), Academy Award®-winners Ben Affleck (Good Will Hunting) and Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade), Liv Tyler (The Lord of the Rings trilogy), Steve Buscemi (Con Air), and Will Patton (Gone In 60 seconds), Armageddon is a meteor storm of action-adventure moviemaking that has you on the edge of your seat forgetting to breathe! When NASA's Executive Director, Dan Truman (Thornton), realizes the earth has 18 days before it's obliterated by a meteor the size of Texas, he has only one option -- land a ragtag team of roughneck oil drillers on the asteroid and drop a nuclear warhead into its core. Spectacular special effects, laugh-out-loud humor, great characters, riveting storytelling, and heartfelt emotion make Armageddon an exhilarating thrill ride you'll want to experience like there's no tomorrow.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 82
- Fresh: 32
- Rotten: 50
- Average Rating: 5.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: A real movie about courage in space is Apollo 13, in which fear and sacrifice have meaning. This jingoistic, overblown spectacle is about whistling in the dark.
Rotten: The movie opens with the destruction of Manhattan by meteor shower, and, midway through, Paris gets wiped out as well. Naturally, no one blinks an eye.
Rotten: I hate Armageddon for what it is: the unholy spawn of The Dirty Dozen and Con Air.
Fresh: ...the latest in a line of increasingly-stupid action pictures that amazes audiences with flashy special effects and nifty action sequences, but leaves them high and dry in both the character and story departments.
On My List of Best Movies of All Time!
Overall A, I LOVE this movie. Drama A+, the last movie i cried in was bambi... this movie broke that streak! Action A, Wow explosions, guns, i can go on forever! Humor A-, Some of the oil drillers made me laugh (I cant beleive anyone would give a 1 star!???)
This movie is so good. I love it. It is a real tear jerker, I cried for hours after I watched it. I never cry during movies, but this movie is different.
Great Sci-Fi Movie
Yo yo this is a great sci-fi, 'end of the world' movie. definitely get this. its a classic