The thing about great movies is that we are so completely enraptured with watching the entire thing that at the end we just think, ‘That was awesome,’ and it isn’t until later do we question it. Of course, when we love a movie we don’t want to admit that it had some serious flaws, so when it comes to plot holes everyone has made up explanations and excuses for them, however the case remains that it would have been better had that explanation been included in the actual film! So, yes, these movies below are still hugely popular but there is no denying that they deprived us of vital information or on the flip side included something really dumb just for cinematic success.
Of all “The World Is Going To End” films that have come before and after it, 1998’s Armageddon will always be one of the best, mostly because of the excellent cast. Regardless, it was star Ben Affleck that pointed out a minor plot problem when in the commentary for the film he stated, “I asked Michael Bay, ‘wouldn’t it be easier to train astronauts to drill than to teach drillers how to be astronauts?’ To which he replied, ‘shut the f–k up, Ben.’” While we’re on this movie let’s also address the fact that at the beginning, NASA finds out they have 18 days until the asteroid hits and destroys earth. They then fly out to get oil driller Harry Stamper (Willis) who just fired A.J. Frost (Affleck) for sleeping with his daughter, after going with NASA, and being filled in on impending world doom, Stamper decides he needs his own crew, including A.J. When he finds A.J. he is running his own oil drilling business that is in full force and totally functional, complete with old looking “A.J. Frost Drilling” signs. How did it take one day maybe two for A.J. to start up an entire oil business?