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I'm currently watching Armageddon.

It's a genuinely ludicrous film but also an absolutely brilliant film. An actual 10/10.

So much fucking nonsense yet so much excellence. Tremendously amusing, great soundtrack and a top cast.

So please discuss. Quotes, plot logic (or lack of!), cast and so on.

 

"He's got space dementia!"

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I'm saying it. 

It makes more sense to send up experienced drillers. The NASA folk aren't actually astronauts and haven't been in space. They know the theory but the theory can be taught, as it is to the roughnecks.

The drillers are supervised by folk who know the theory well. They have 14 days. It would take longer to teach the NASA folk drilling, including the practice drills (pun not intended), than it would to describe a theory to the roughnecks.

The drillers have years of experience of drilling across multiple terrains/environments. They know things the theory can't teach. They can deal with unexpected variables. 

The NASA folk have loads of experience of flying in Earth's atmosphere, but zero in space. They aren't actually experts. The roughnecks are. Therefore it makes more sense for NASA to send the experts, supervised by the theorists.

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5 minutes ago, Miguel Sanchez said:

What are you doing with a gun in space?

The most USA thing ever.

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11 minutes ago, DA Baracus said:

I'm saying it. 

It makes more sense to send up experienced drillers. The NASA folk aren't actually astronauts and haven't been in space. They know the theory but the theory can be taught, as it is to the roughnecks.

The drillers are supervised by folk who know the theory well. They have 14 days. It would take longer to teach the NASA folk drilling, including the practice drills (pun not intended), than it would to describe a theory to the roughnecks.

The drillers have years of experience of drilling across multiple terrains/environments. They know things the theory can't teach. They can deal with unexpected variables. 

The NASA folk have loads of experience of flying in Earth's atmosphere, but zero in space. They aren't actually experts. The roughnecks are. Therefore it makes more sense for NASA to send the experts, supervised by the theorists.

Affleck made this point to Michael Bay and was told to shut up.

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The military folk, along with the president and his silly lackeys, are the biggest morons in the film.

They all want to detonate the nukes ASAP just because they lose contact for a bit. They know it will be useless and won't save the Earth. It's an exceptionally stupid decision that dooms every single person on the planet to death.

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Just now, Arch Stanton said:

Deep Impact is better.

It has Morgan Freeman.

It doesn't have a shitey Aerosmith song on its soundtrack.

That's a good film but they're very different movies.

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1 hour ago, DA Baracus said:

I'm currently watching it.

It's a genuinely ludicrous film but also an absolutely brilliant film. An actual 10/10.

So much fucking nonsense yet so much excellence. Tremendously amusing, great soundtrack and a top cast.

So please discuss. Quotes, plot logic (or lack of!), cast and so on.

 

"He's got space dementia!"

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There are few things better than an utterly nonsense disaster movie. Armageddon is right up there with the best.

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14 hours ago, DA Baracus said:

I'm currently watching it.

It's a genuinely ludicrous film but also an absolutely brilliant film. An actual 10/10.

So much fucking nonsense yet so much excellence. Tremendously amusing, great soundtrack and a top cast.

So please discuss. Quotes, plot logic (or lack of!), cast and so on.

 

"He's got space dementia!"

I admire your undiluted love for some late 90s garbage blockbuster film-making.

I share a similar love for Con Air and Face/Off

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14 minutes ago, djchapsticks said:

I admire your undiluted love for some late 90s garbage blockbuster film-making.

I share a similar love for Con Air and Face/Off

Con Air and Face/Off are exceptional films. Add in The Rock whilst we're talking Cage.

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Just now, DA Baracus said:

Con Air and Face/Off are exceptional films. Add in The Rock whilst we're talking Cage.

Also an excellent film, it missed a mention because whilst madcap, it's not *just* as fucking bonkers as the other two.

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