21 Mar, 2023
By FactsWow Team
The actor claims that Armageddon is one of the few movies he has made that his kids like, but he also enjoys making fun of.
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As a leading man, Affleck made his name opposite Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Owen Wilson, and Steve Buscemi in Armageddon, released in 1998.
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NASA tasks a ragtag group of deep-core drillers with stopping a massive asteroid from colliding with the planet in this blockbuster action flick.
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While critics generally panned Armageddon, audiences were enthusiastic, earning over $553 million at the box office, making it the highest-grossing film of 1998.
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Despite the film's success at the box office, many critics pointed out flaws in its logic, the biggest one being that NASA would rather train astronauts as drillers than the other way around.
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After starring in Armageddon, Affleck starred in several successful films, including Pearl Harbor, The Town, and Gone Girl.
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The actor talks about how Armageddon remains an important part of his life because it is the only movie he's shown his kids, and they've all enjoyed it.
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Affleck's full comment below illustrates that just because they enjoy it, they also enjoy making fun of it.
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The actor's comments on Armageddon indicate why the film might have been so successful, even though it is perhaps not the best movie of Affleck's career.
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In addition to its silliness, Armageddon's good cast and family-friendly nature have all contributed to the film's success.
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It's a relatively light movie that appeals to kids and adults, whereas Pearl Harbor and The Town are much more serious.
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This film is easy to poke fun at for various reasons, which may be part of why many critics did not like it when it was released.
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Affleck's way of presenting the film is funnier and more rewarding when one accepts its inherent silliness, its 'spirit,' as he puts it.
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While it's understandable, they'd focus more on Armageddon than on a movie like Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice if they want something to make fun of.
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