Armageddon, Deep Impact: decadent

Armageddon, Deep Impact: decadent

Armageddon, Deep Impact: decadent

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May 7 2008 6:30 PM

Armageddon, Deep Impact: decadent

A Breaking news for sky afficianados post made me sit back and gape for a moment: "Armageddon" and "Deep Impact" came out this summer 10 years ago. Wow. I've been mocking the former and hyping the latter for a decade now. Cool.

I use both movies in a general public talk I give about astronomy, showing brief clips that go over mistakes made as well as some rare accuracies as well. I still think "Armageddon" is one of the worst movies ever made, ever, and "Deep Impact", though flawed, is far superior.

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But wow, 10 years? BNfSA has some thoughts on this as well, seeing as how the two together have grossed nearly a billion dollars since their release.

It's enough to make Ben Affleck cry.