Armageddon (Special Edition)
For Love. For Honor. For Mankind.
Due to a shuttle's unfortunate demise in outer space, NASA becomes aware of a doomsday asteroid that is on a collision course with Earth. It seems that the only way to knock it off course is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear weapon. But as NASA's under-funded yet resourceful team train the world's best drillers for the job, the social order of the world begins to break down as the information reaches the public and hysteria results. As high-ranking officials play politics with the effort, the drilling team all faces deep personal issues which may jeopardize humanity's last chance.
- " Just because you're big does not mean you're not brainy, and this smart, polished entertainment crushes the notion that fx/disaster films run only on low-octane dialogue, lowest-common-denominator narrative and the lowliest instincts of tie-in marketeers. " – Duane Byrge
- " Of course, the special effects are dazzling. " – Forrest Green III
- " Armageddon – slick, overblown and formulaic to its core – nevertheless amounts to this season's closest screen equivalent to an apocalyptic thrill ride. " – Philip Booth