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Armageddon

An asteroid hurtles towards Earth, threatening the extinction of all life. Who ya gonna call? Deep-core oil drillers, it would seem. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Michael Bay for those with challenged attention-spans, Armageddon is probably the best we can expect of a summer movie nowadays. Bruce Willis gives his routine performance, Steve Buscemi gets off a few wisecracks, Ben Affleck shows off his biceps, Liv Tyler shows us her bra, and humanity is delivered from obliteration by the time it's all over. Is Armageddon a good movie? Not really. Is it a bad movie? Not really. Does it overwhelm your senses, forcing you to stay awake when you wish you had gone to bed instead? Pretty much. Good transfer and 5.1, two trailers, Aerosmith music video.
—JJB

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