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20th Anniversary of Armageddon


It's the 20th anniversary of the best bad movie Armageddon, the #1 movie in the world in 1998. Buzzfeed just ran a fun article (worth the read, imho!) suggesting why it did well despite making no sense and being panned by critics

  • it fit a lot of genres (action / comedy / romance / fantasy) and director Michael Bay, who said it was never supposed to be realistic, called it a "fantasy comedy" for teens

  • cast of established actors and up-and-comers, plus Ben and Liv were hotties (this was Ben's first heart throb role)

  • super pro-America when the US was doing well economically and the apocalypse didn't seem as plausible (the movie's premise is that blue-collar oil drillers can save the world)

  • the filmmakers decided to play up the romance storyline after the success of Titanic

  • Animal crackers and Aerosmith

  • Roughneck daddy Bruce Willis makes the ultimate sacrifice

  • fun fact: Michael Bay made Ben Affleck get $20,000 worth of dental work to look more heroic and shot unscripted footage of Ben's abs with water running down them (lmao)

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do you consider Armageddon a classic, ONTD? what are your fave bad movies?
Tags: #1, anniversary / birthday, ben affleck, film, film - action / adventure, film - comedy, film - historical, film - romance
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