Director: Michael Bay
Writers: Jonathan Hensley, J.J. Abrams, Tony Gilroy, Sean Salerno, Robert Roy Poole
Cast: Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler, William Fichtner, Billy Bob Thornton, Steve Buscemi, Mike Clark Duncan
Genre: Science Fiction / Disaster
Region: United States
Language: English / Russian
Released: 1998-07-01 (USA)
Runtime: 151 minutes / 153 minutes (director’s cut)
Also known as: Peerless Catastrophe (Hong Kong) / Meteorite Collision / Final Battle / Great Battle
Rating: IMDB 6.7 / Rotten Tomatoes 38%
When it was discovered that a huge meteorite was heading towards the earth and would hit the earth within 18 days, NASA came up with a way to prevent the meteorite from colliding with the earth and causing human destruction: sending people to the surface of the meteorite, The hole is drilled to the center of the meteorite, and a nuclear bomb is placed in it to detonate. But all this must be completed within eighteen days.
The oil drilling foreman (Bruce Willis) is entrusted with a heavy task, and his subordinate (Ben Affleck) is also the boyfriend of his daughter (Liv Tyler). The happiness of my daughter for the rest of her life. To this end, he and his subordinates received intensive training from NASA, hoping to transform from a well-driller to a savior overnight.
Armageddon is a 1998 science-fiction disaster film directed by Michael Bay and starring an ensemble cast including Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler, and Steve Buscemi. The movie tells the story of a group of oil rig workers who are sent into space to destroy a massive asteroid heading towards Earth.
The film begins with a meteor shower hitting New York City, causing widespread destruction and loss of life. NASA scientists discover that a large asteroid, the size of Texas, is on a collision course with Earth and will cause an extinction-level event upon impact. The only way to save the planet is to send a team of oil rig workers, led by Harry Stamper (Bruce Willis), to drill a hole in the asteroid and detonate a nuclear bomb, splitting it in two and redirecting the pieces away from Earth.
The crew faces numerous challenges during their mission, including technical difficulties with their drilling equipment and unexpected dangers on the asteroid’s surface. Meanwhile, tensions rise among the team members, particularly between Harry and his daughter’s fiancé, A.J. (Ben Affleck), who is also a member of the crew.
As the clock ticks down, the team successfully drills into the asteroid and deploys the bomb, but their escape shuttle is damaged, leaving them stranded in space. In a heart-wrenching finale, Harry sacrifices himself by manually detonating the bomb and ensuring the safety of the remaining crew and the planet.
Armageddon was a commercial success, grossing over $550 million worldwide. Despite mixed critical reviews, it became a cultural phenomenon and was praised for its high-octane action sequences, special effects, and emotional performances from its cast. The film’s theme song, “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith, also became a hit and earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song.