Armageddon (1998) (part 9 of 13)

Next, the shuttles suddenly reveal the amazing ability to maneuver like F-14 Tomcats, something I was completely unaware that they could do. I guess I must have missed that cut of Top Gun.

Anyhow, they finally encounter the debris, which surprises Sharp. Oooookay, then. Is it just me, or are the characters in this film all dumb to the point where they shouldn’t be able to tie their own shoes without breaking every bone in their bodies? You mean to tell me that a trained astronaut (not to mention the one who happens to be the pilot) wouldn’t expect a little debris when going around an asteroid the size of Texas?

By the way, what happens in the next few minutes is edited so haphazardly, I might overlook a lot of stuff. Count this as a blessing. Also, all the dialogue over the next few minutes is really redundant and obvious, and made up of nothing more than shouted warnings to hang on and so forth. I should also note that the composer apparently put a few notes of music on a continuous loop and left it on for the duration of this sequence. I can’t blame him, he probably had somewhere else to be.

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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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