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    The movie Armageddon is a 1998 American disaster film directed by Michael Bay and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. The films story is about a group of deep-core drillers that are sent to an asteroid to try and stop the asteroid from impacting the planet earth. The movie stars Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck and Billy Bob Thornton. (Movieclips.com Armageddon 1998)
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    The movie Armageddon was directed by Michael Bay and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. The executive producers of the film are Chad Oman, Jim Van Wyck, and Pat Sandston. The visual effects team members are Eric Algren, Chris Anderson, Tony Anderson and Ted Andre. (Imdb.com Armageddon 1998)
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    Michael Bay admitted in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that NASA might be able to do something like this in a similar situation as the movie itself. Though many aerospace scientists beleive that the nuclear weapon would not be enough to break the asteroid in half and that landing on the asteroid itself would be a great deal more complicated than what the movie has imposed. The audience however usually does not pay attention to the realistic aspects of the movie, what gets the audiences attention in the movie is the drama, suspense and the roles of the characters. The production artists wanted to create the drama and lead though the suspense and the roles by coming up with the outstanding plot. (Wikipedia : Armageddon 1998)
    In the beginning of the movie we see a space shuttle that appears to be in space on a common mission set by NASA. The first sign of suspense that we then see in the movie is a field of asteroids that is earth bound collide with the shuttle and destroying the ship along with the crew that is inside. With the obvious foreshadowing of soon to be terror the NASA workers determine that a huge asteroid...