Science Fair Project Encyclopedia
Armageddon is a 1998 action adventure and science fiction film about an group of blue-collar deep-core drillers who are sent by NASA to deflect an asteroid on a collision course the Earth. It was directed by Michael Bay and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and featured Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler. The tagline of the film was: For Love. For Honor. For Mankind.
Armageddon was released during a period when disaster movies were seeing a comeback . Another asteroid impact movie, Deep Impact, was made the same year, along with a reprise of Godzilla. The previous year saw a few volcano-based disaster movies.
While Hollywood science fiction films often bend the rules of science in order to create a more compelling plot, science critics blasted Armageddon more than most for its poor adherence to the laws of physics. Some even felt that the asteroid, an inanimate object, was portrayed as actively trying to kill the astronauts.
Regardless of the science and its general poor critical reception, Armageddon has been re-issued by the prestigious Criterion Collection, which is widely considered an acknowledgement of a film's excellence and place in the cinematic canon.
Armageddon: The Album (Sony, June 23, 1998)
- I Don't Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith
- Remember Me - Journey_(band)
- What Kind of Love Are You On - Aerosmith
- La Grange - ZZ Top
- Roll Me Away - Bob Seger
- When the Rainbow Comes - Shawn Colvin
- Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith
- Mister Big Time - Jon Bon Jovi
- Come Together - Aerosmith
- Wish I Were You - Patty Smyth
- Starseed - Our Lady Peace
- Leaving On A Jet Plane - Chantal Kreviazuk
- Theme from Armageddon - Trevor Rabin
- Animal Crackers - Ben Affleck
- Jeanine Basinger's essay on why Armageddon is in the Criterion Collection
- Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics review of Armageddon
- Bad Astronomy - The Astronomy of Armageddon
The contents of this article is licensed from www.wikipedia.org under the GNU Free Documentation License. Click here to see the transparent copy and copyright details