Quickie Film Review: Armageddon
You know, cost these days I wouldn’t make pee-pee on Michael Bay’s face if his teeth were on fire. The Transformers movies are two of the biggest wastes of time and money since Batman & Robin (Don’t get me started on Joel Schumacher). Bad Boys II was only okay and Pearl Harbor was downright shameful (see Inglourious Basterds Review). I had almost forgotten that he ever made any good movies. The Rock and Armageddon. That’s it. I realize that some people detest these two films as well, but I have a soft spot in my heart for them. Armageddon in particular.
I was living in Los Angeles when Armageddon was released and I chose to see it because it was the next film starting when I arrived at the theater (a deal I had made with myself before I left home). I had zero expectations. Less than zero if that’s possible. I figured it was going to be just another Sci-Fi/Action flick. I was wrong. I know it’s corny but I cried at the end. Not only in the theater, but every single time I watch it, my eyeballs well up at the end.
Damn you, Michael Bay. How could you go from Armageddon to Transformers II: Revenge Of The Fallen? Did he get kicked in the head by a horse or something?
The Blu-Ray looks incredible, as you might imagine, however if you’re looking for extra features, this edition is severely lacking. The DVD Special Edition had a buttload of extra features. A whole second disc worth. The Blu-Ray only has trailers and the Aerosmith video for “I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing.”
I still maintain that the best thing Michael Bay has done in his entire career was his cameo in “Mystery Men.”