A clip of Ben Affleck paralyzing the premise of one of his movies, Armageddonhas resurfaced online, leading to a whole new wave of audience reaction on social media. armageddon, which came out in 1998, followed a group of deep core drillers hired by NASA to stop a massive asteroid on a collision course with Earth. The film had a star-studded cast and was a major financial success, but was not well received by critics.
In a clip from Affleck’s Armageddon comment track shared by All the right movies on Twitter, the actor mockingly mocks the film’s premise, which claimed that it would be easier to teach deep-core drillers to be astronauts instead of teaching astronauts to drill. The clip sparked a new wave of jokes from Twitter users, urging Affleck to make brutally honest comments about his other films. Watch the original clip below:
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Breaking Armageddon’s legacy
Affleck admitted that even his own children scoff at the unlikely premise Armageddonalthough the actor also said it was one of their favorite movies he’s been in. The idea that astronauts would have more trouble learning the skills of an oil driller than the other way around is silly, but the filmmakers didn’t allow that it got in the way of a fun romp of a disaster movie. In the clip above, Affleck said that when he brought up this concern to director Michael Bay, he was told to “shut up.“
Although Bay admitted that he was working with a very limited time frame and would have liked to have had a few more weeks to edit the third act of the film, he has said that he will not apologize for Armageddon. The film has often been compared to deep impact, which was also published in the summer of 1998 and dealt with the same premise of an asteroid on a collision course with Earth. While Deep impact was received more positively for its realistic and scientifically based presentation of the premise, Armageddon was by far the more financially successful of the two.
As is common with many Bay-helmed films, Armageddon is at its most convincing during its elaborate action sequences. There isn’t much in the way of character development, but an all-star cast including Affleck, Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Liv Tyler, Steve Buscemi and Owen Wilson made up for it. Although it won’t be remembered as one of the best end-of-the-world movies, Armageddon remains a cult classic due to its slapstick premise and its entertaining pace and action.
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