A huge asteroid is heading toward earth and it's the size of Texas.
But before it hits, the Earth gets a devastating meteor shower. New York, Paris, & part of China are demolished.
The asteroid must be stopped, so NASA hires "roughneck" oil driller, Harry Stamper (Bruce Willis) to lead up a crew of astronauts
to land on the big bad rock & drill a hole in it... to plant a nuke inside, & blow it off course & out of harm's way.
Stamper realizes he must have his oil-drillin' buddies along & brings his crew including his daughter Grace's (Liv Tyler) fiancé'
A.J. (Ben Affleck), and a strange geologist, Rockhound (Steve Buscemi).
So it's up to 2 shuttle crews to stop the last days of the earth from coming...
This movie wrecked Deep Impact! I was simply on the edge of my seat most of the time & the movie was fun! The
crew of oil drillers were hilarious! This is one disaster movie that starts off funny & ends funny... while keeping a serious tone &
remaining an "end of the world" picture.
The movie that comes to mind when i watched this film was 1996's Independence Day. However, Armageddon totally beat the
snot out of Independence Day in my book. This movie was funny, romantic, very sad at times, & very suspenseful, offering a little something for everyone.
There were some questionable Christian references in the film. Questionable because of some of the other content. While some of the characters mention praying to God, & in one scene
one even says, "Thank you, Jesus! Thank you, Lord! Thank You! Thank you! Thank you!," There still is mention of premarital sex, there is still lots of blasphemy in the movie, &
some of the characters go into a strip club. So whether this is a pro-Christian movie or not, i think you'd probably have to see the movie for yourself to decide.
As far as the content goes... First of all, the sex & nudity. There isn't any nudity or sex, but there is reference to sex. When a few crew members are in the strip club, there are a couple female dancers
that are revealing quite a bit, but aren't really nude. Also, when A.J. is playing with animal crackers on Grace as she's laying on the ground with her shirt open, there isn't any nudity (just Grace's black bra
is shown) or sex, but there is a little innuendo. There are also a few sexual references by Rockhound during the movie & also by some crew members referring to Grace.
On the topic of language, it's moderate with but there is 1 "f" word, 6 "s" words, & 1 "S.O.B." For blood/gore, very little to be concerned about. Mainly just some scratches & some bloody scrapes on a couple
dead characters' faces.
Overall, the movie is really well done! Except for some questionable material, the movie was great!! Due to the innuendo, language, & sensuality, I didn't give it 3 1/2 stars.
- John DiBiase
Parental Guide: Brief Summary of Content
Sex/Nudity: When in A.J.'s room, Harry finds Grace under
his bed sheets, implying the two of them had sex; about 6 or 7 sexual references; A.J. sensuously kisses Grace's back (with the strap of her dress down off her shoulder); As Grace lies on the ground with her dress undone (exposing her belly and black bra), A.J. playfully moves some animal cracker figures across her body, acting like a nature show. He touches her chest with one & partially puts the other inside the top of her underwear; We see Rockhound and some of the other guys in a strip club where we see some scantily clad women dancing sensually about; In another scene, Rockhound is taking ink blot tests where he claims that he sees breasts in all of the inkblot figures.
Vulgarity/Language: 1 "f" word, 6 "s" words, 16 h*lls, 8 "g*dd*mn,"
8 "a" words, 8 d*mns, 1 S.O.B., 4 "Oh my G-d," 3 "G-d," 2 "Swear to G-d," 2 "Oh J-sus," 1 "J-sus," 2 "Oh G-d," 2 "For God's sake,"
1 "My G-d," 1 "By G-d."
Alcohol/Drugs: People drink alcohol in a strip club.
Blood/Gore: In two different instances we see a dead man
with some blood on their face.
Violence: Heavy violence. Three different cities are demolished;
Large amounts of people die; Harry shoots a shotgun at A.J.; there's some punching; Harry catches a man's neck
in a big wrench but doesn't kill him, etc.
** Disclaimer: All reviews are based solely on the opinions of the reviewer. Most
reviews are rated on how the reviewer enjoyed the film overall, not on content. However, if the content
really affects the reviewer's opinion of the film, it will definitely affect the reviewer's rating.