Michael Bay's sci-fi action film Armageddon comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. The English track gives every speaker in the system a real workout. There are no subtitles on this release. Supplemental materials include theatrical trailers and the music video for Aerosmith's "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing." This disc will please casual fans of the film, but those looking for a deeper understanding of the film will want to look at the Criterion DVD release.
Dolby Digital 5.1 audio
Aerosmith music video, "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"
Bruce WillisHarry S. Stamper
Billy Bob ThorntonDan Truman
Liv TylerGrace Stamper
Ben AffleckA.J. Frost
Will PattonCharles (Chick) Chapple
Peter StormareLev Andropov
Keith DavidGen. Kimsey
Owen WilsonOscar Choi
William FichtnerCol. William Sharp
Jessica SteenCo-Pilot Jennifer Watts
Jason IsaacsRonald Quincy
Kenneth Hudson CampbellMax Lennert
Clark Heathcliffe BrollyFreddy Noonan
Marshall TeagueColonel Davis
Chris EllisWalter Clark
Eddie GriffinLittle Guy
Michael Clarke DuncanJayotis (Bear) Kurleenbear
Seiko MatsudaAsian Tourist (Female)
Lawrence TierneyHollis Vernon (Grap) Stamper
Ellen CleghorneHelga (the Nurse)
Anthony GuideraTucker, Shuttle Independence Co-Pilot
NASA DISCOVERS AN ASTEROID, AS BIG AS TEXAS, IS HEADED TOWARDS EARTH. THERE IS NOT MUCH TIME TO PREPARE SO THEY COME UP WITH A PLAN TO DESTROY IT BEFORE ITS TOO LATE. THEY RECRUIT HARRY (BRUCE WILLIS) ONE OF THE BEST OIL DRILLERS IN THE US AND HIS CREW TO TRAIN FOR A MISSION OF A LIFETIME. CO-STARING BEN AFFLECK AS (AJ) HIS DAUGHTERS BOYFRIEND WHOM HE BICKERS WITH MOST OF THE MOVIE. OVER ALL GREAT ACTORS AND GREAT ACTION!!
Armageddon is not the first movie to do stop the asteroid from crashing into the Earth. That was Meteor in the late seventies with Sean Connery. That one fired missiles at the asteroid. Armageddon flies the space shuttle up to the asteroid and plants a nuclear device on it where Bruce Willis gets to save the world.
There are a lot of end of the world movies but this one is one of the better ones. Its an oldie but a goodie and the actors don't dissapoint especially Steve Buscemi. It has action and some comedy and would reccomend this to anyone that like Bruce Willis.