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It does make me laugh when people compare this film to Deep Impact. The films are not even similar apart from the initial storyline! Armageddon is far, far superior in every way, shape and form. Actors - Bruce Willis (superb), Billy Bob (brilliant), Steve Buscemi (comic of the year), Ben Affleck (hunky and gung ho) and the amazing Liv Tyler VS Tea Leoni (yeeooorrgghh), Robert Duvall (booooorriing), Elijah Wood (hmmmm, there is potential, just not in this film) Morgan Freeman (ok, one exception) and that annoying Carrie from ER (how cardboard can you get???) Special effects in Armageddon leave Impact for dead. Impact is not remotely funny - Armageddon pumps up the comedy from every angle. AND most of all - Armageddon crew had access to NASA. Impact had to rely on a shuttle launch that has been filmed by every other film-maker too. Armageddon may not be realistic but at least it is entertaining, emotional and Liv Tyler delivers the performance of a lifetime.
This is one of the most historic films of all time. The cast is one of the most perfect ever. Sally Field gives the performance of her life and should have received the Oscar for her moving portrayal of a grieving mother. But in this film there are tears through the laughter, laughter through the tears, it makes us all aware of how precious we are to one another. Probably my favourite film second only to Titanic.
I wasn't prepared for this film to be so good! What fantastic performances from Angelica Huston (especially) and Melanie Lynsky. Just superb. Perfect setting, just the right amount of romance and heartbreak. I would definitely see this film again and again.
I thought this was a great piece of film-making. The performances are great (to be expected with such an all star cast), and I love that era anyway. Fabulous.
The special fx are fantastic. But trying to incorporate a love story was oh so wrong. They should've just been all gung-ho, don't care if we die, no emotion idiots. It would've been more fun.
I have always loved Jerry Bruckheimer's work and I was eagerly awaiting the next Michael Bay installment after the brilliant 'Bad Boys'. And I was not disappointed. Fabulous performances by Cage and Connery. Great fx and thrilling action sequences. The only fault I can find (well it isn't really a fault), is that Michael Biehn is seen to play the Commander of a seal team AGAIN. Does this man do anything different? After Aliens, Navy Seals and The Abyss it's time he played a new role.
Gosh. How seductive. I was quite enthralled by this film. So many twists, I was genuinely lost. Especially at the lawyer Bill Murray being involved. I must say though, I knew that Neve Campbell wasn't dead. One other thing. Neve has a no nudity clause. Why didn't she just use a body double?
This film sees the best acting from Michael Douglas (my God, he isn't a villain), Annette Bening (power woman), Michael J Fox (finally not a teen) and Martin Sheen (oh so amusing). This is such a warm film. It is innocent yet powerful. And the humour is second to none. Just fabulous.
God knows how many times I have seen this film. One thing I love about Jan de Bont is his ability to make a film 'all go' from start to finish. No stuffing about, no boring parts. Just all gung-ho action. And this film has been credited with one of the most famous movie phrases of all time. 'There's a bomb on a bus, whadda you do?' Great stuff.
I watch this film monthly if possible. The combination of haunting music, breathtaking scenery and partially naked Daniel Day-Lewis always leaves me wanting more. Brilliant in every way.
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