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Armageddon - A Real Big Asteroid
This is kinda along with the others that talk about people listening to the President's speech all over the world and it's daytime everywhere. But when the asteroid is destroyed everyone around the world looks up to see it being blown up. How could they all watch it blow up? It could only be seen on one side of the world.
Also, watch the "countdown" clock in the NASA space-center throughout the movie. Several times the clock seems to add time to itself.
Two real nit-picky things: 1) After the asteroid is destroyed there are several shots of people celebrating. One of the shots show's 4 or 5 kids runing down the street with Space Shuttle models. Were the stores still open even though the world was about to end? And one kid is riding in a "soapbox" space shuttle. He sure did get that built in a very short amount of time. 2) This is really nit-picky!!!! Was it really important for Bruce to press the button with 1 second on the clock. Seems to me that if he had waited 10 seconds to a min. later, we still would have been ok. After all the two pieces did miss earth by 400 miles. Or would any shorter distance have caused the two pieces to be drawn into earth's gravity?
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SpiritCymbal on 10-11-2000
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Jade writes:
Maybe the kids had the space toys and stuff from before the whole asteroid situation. Didn't you ever play with space shuttles or anything like that when you were little? It's as natural as cowboys and indians, or cops and robbers. And I think the whole point of having a count down and waiting till the last second was to add to the suspense. It's often used in movies. :)
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Pasha ToH writes:
it took three days for the shuttle to return... plenty of time to make a cardboard soapbox shuttle
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KyleRockafella writes:
As diagrammed in an earlier scene of the movie, once the bomb exploded the astroid would break into two (or more) pieces and expel outward into space around the earth's surface, traveling through at least two (but maybe more) hemispheres. Since the intial size of the asteroid was as big as Texas, it's not completely unlikely that the debris could be seen in multiple places around the world. Even if the expelled pieces were only the size of Delaware or Rhodes Island by then.
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