Posted on Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
With the natural disaster thriller San Andreas on the way to theaters this weekend (watch the latest trailer here), there’s no better time to take a look at another film that threatened humanity on a massive scale. Armageddon had plenty of mass destruction on Earth before sending a team of oil drillers and astronauts to the surface of an asteroid to blow it up. And now Honest Trailers has drilled into what they call Michael Bay‘s last fun movie, full of plenty of explosions and clock-ticking.
Watch the Armageddon Honest Trailer after the jump!
Since this is a Michael Bay movie, there’s plenty of nitpicking about the director’s bombastic style. After all, have their even been this many explosions in the vacuum of space? And just how often do astronauts all walk in a straight line? And why the hell do they have chain guns? Don’t even get me started on the irony of the fact that Michael Bay has a cameo in the film as someone who works at NASA. There’s your evidence as to why the space program is what it is today.
The best portion of this Honest Trailer (besides the much better title of Drill Hard) is the use of actual commentary from the DVD release of Armageddon. In the commentary, Ben Affleck talks about asking Michael Bay why it was easier to train oil drillers to become astronauts instead of training astronauts to drill. Bay’s response? He tells Affleck to “shut the f*ck up.”
However, my biggest complaint about Armageddon isn’t mentioned in this Honest Trailer. In the movie, NASA says the asteroid heading towards Earth is the size of Texas. The only way to stop it is to have Bruce Willis and his crew drill to the center of the asteroid and drop a nuke in the center in order to blow it up and have the two massive pieces completely miss Earth. However, this crew only has to drill 800 feet in order to hit the “center” of the asteroid. How the hell is 800 feet the center of an asteroid the size of Texas? Michael Bay probably wants me to shut the f*ck up too.Cool Posts From Around the Web: