Armageddon (1998) (part 4 of 13)

And who might the world’s best deep-core driller be? Well, you get three guesses and they’re all wrong, unless you say Harry Stamper, who at the moment is in a bit of a sticky situation. We return to his rig where chaos is ensuing. Workers scurry around as Harry screams out orders, and we get out first hint of how the action sequences in this movie will be filmed.

The rig is taking a hit after hitting a gas pocket, conveniently from the pump that AJ was fiddling around with. Though my knowledge of the inner workings of an oil rig could be accurately transcribed on the tip of a needle, I’m fairly certain that even a bonehead like AJ would know better than to screw around with machinery on what is basically a floating potential fireball.

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Ed Harris

A fan of less than great cinema since childhood, Ed divides his time between writing scripts, working an actual paying job and subjecting himself willingly to some of the worst films society has produced.

Multi-Part Article: Armageddon (1998)

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