Question: What did the Chinese guy mean when he did a thumbs up towards Harry on the oil rig?
Answer: Thumbs up in America means "good job" or "Yes. ok" something along those lines. The Chinese guy has no idea what Liv Tyler and Harry Stamper are talking about in English and just gives the "thumbs up" to him as a way of saying "good job on the oil rig, everything looks great!"
Question: The theme in the trailer is heard in other various trailers for example Men of Honor. What's the name of the theme?
Question: My friend said that some of the theme in the movie was not featured in the soundtrack especially the one where Harry blows up the bomb.Is this true and if it is ,then why?
Answer: There's only so much room on a CD. The soundtrack features the song tracks from the movie, and that only left room for one instrumental track.
There was also a score release for the film (without songs). Unsure whether the piece in question was included. It is typical for score releases to not include the entire film's score. As previously stated, CD space is limited in addition to commercial viability and composer/studio/ label interest. Score-centric labels sometimes release complete or extended scores. In the case of Armageddon, numerous bootlegs of the score have been available. Unsure whether Recording Sessions were leaked.
Question: For those who have the soundtrack, can you tell me the name of the theme when Harry sacrifices himself with the flashbacks of Grace?
Answer: It's called "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" By Aerosmith.
Chosen answer: Assuming you mean 'asked to record the song I Don't Want To Miss A Thing'? According to an article in this month's Empire magazine (June 2008) it was originally written with Celine Dion in mind.