Armageddon

Audio problem: When Freedom shuttle is being destroyed by the asteroid field, you can hear Harry say, "Sharp, what the hell is that? Is that the Independence?" but you can tell by Bruce Willis' mouth that he isn't saying any of those words.

Audio problem: During the sling shot around the moon we hear a sound in more or less every shot of jet engines being revved up. They couldn't rev the engines up several times - it's not like such engines have gears.

Jacob La Cour

Audio problem: When the Russian space station is on fire, and the crews are running out, you can hear Harry say, "Where's the rest of the team?" but his lips don't move.

Factual error: The surviving space shuttle takes off from the asteroid horizontally, like an airliner taking off from a runway. This is absurd. There is no air to provide lift for the wings, so the shuttle - with its engines providing thrust straight back - would simply trundle along the ground like a car. It doesn't use its maneuvering jets at any time, and they are far too feeble to lift the weight of the shuttle anyway. Nor do they gimbal the main engine, which would lift the shuttle vertically on an axis through the centre of the engine - they swoop gracefully into the air after a long take off. Second, they'd have to count on finding a clear length of ground on a debris strewn asteroid. Vertical takeoff, anyone?

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General Kimsey: We spend $250 billion a year on defence, and here we are! The fate of the planet is in the hands of a bunch of retards I wouldn't trust with a potato gun!

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Trivia: Armageddon was released on Liv Tyler's (Grace Stamper) 21st birthday.

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Question: Would someone please explain why they need a huge Gatling gun on the asteroid? Are they scared of aliens or what?

Answer: If you look at the deleted scenes on the special edition DVD, you will see a deleted scene in which A.J. asks what they needed a gun for, and Max explains that it's for debris elimination, in order to take out small rocks in the way.

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