• Armageddon (1998)


Release Date: 1998

DVD Release Date: January 5th, 1999

PG-13 |2 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

When an asteroid threatens to collide with Earth, NASA honcho Dan Truman (Billy Bob Thornton) determines the only way to stop it is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear bomb. This leads him to renowned driller Harry Stamper (Bruce Willis), who agrees to helm the dangerous space mission provided he can bring along his own hotshot crew. Among them is the cocksure A.J. (Ben Affleck), who Harry thinks isn't good enough for his daughter (Liv Tyler), until the mission proves otherwise.

Cast: Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Liv Tyler, Ben Affleck, Will Patton, Peter Stormare, Keith David, Steve Buscemi

Director: Michael Bay

Genres: Science fiction , Adventure , Action

Production Co: Touchstone Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films

Keywords: Quest, Intense, Daughter, Suspenseful, Underdog, 1990s, New York City, Love

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    Armageddon is a testosterone and adrenaline cocktail, with almost no intelligence added for flavoring. show more

  • 75
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    It looks like a TV ad, or 200 of them strung together, with the same kind of gaudy virtuosity, lavish technique and expensive self-mockery tinging every shot. show more

  • 50
    Liam LaceyThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Trying to pick faults with a sound-and-spectacle juggernaut like Armageddon is like taking an ant gun to an elephant: All the movie's staggering conventional weaknesses -- ludicrous plot, weak characterization, incomprehensible staging and ambient racket -- are irrelevant. show more

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