Jan 31, 2019
Armageddon (1998) (part 11 of 13)
Jessica’s right about Bruce. The next line out of his mouth is, “Sharp! Get back in here now!” yelled really hard. All in all, it’s a very nuanced performance.
Harry asks/yells to know what’s going on, and Sharp says it’s Secondary Protocol. Harry will lose two guys, Sharp will lose a guy, but hey, orders is orders. Chick says, “This is turning into a serialistic nightmare!” Uh, no. Those old Commander Cody-type serials were much better written and acted than this, to say nothing of the fabulous costumes. And even though this movie is a nightmare, it isn’t a serial. But it’s long enough to be one. [Editor’s Note: Actually, he says it’s a surrealistic nightmare, which is just as dumb, but I think Amanda’s interpretation is funnier. —Albert]
Back at CSI, I mean, NASA, Truman is whispering into his Madonna-earpiece-mic, telling one of the other NASA geeks at the “CAPCOM” station to kill the uplink to the nuke. This apparently will buy some time until they can regain communications with the crew.