Armageddon (1998) (2.5/4)


After New York City is damaged by hundreds of small meteorites, NASA discovers an asteroid the size of Texas is on a collision course with Earth. They recruit the best deep core driller in the world, Harry Stamper, to train astronauts who will go to the asteroid, drill into the center and detonate a nuclear warhead. Harry says he can't train men how to drill in ten days, so he brings in his own team of roughnecks to learn to become astronauts and get the job done.

This is the MTV view of the End of the World. For a more mature treatment of the subject see Deep Impact, When Worlds Collide. -- mfd

Directed by: Michael Bay
The cast includes: Bruce Willis (Harry S. Stamper), Billy Bob Thornton (Dan Truman, NASA Administrator), Ben Affleck (A.J. Frost), Liv Tyler (Grace Stamper), Will Patton (Charles ''Chick'' Chapple), Steve Buscemi (Rockhound), Michael Clarke Duncan (Jayotis ''Bear'' Kurleenbear)
MPAA rating: , Running time: 153 minutes
Presented in: Color
Related titles: When Worlds Collide (1951), Deep Impact (1998)
Related categories: End of the World, Heroes and Heroines

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