OK I may be on my own here but I.... liked Armageddon. I even cried. Granted, I was a hormonal inbetweener when I first saw it and, if I recall correctly, I once cried when I couldn't get my hoody's zipper to work, so whether it genuinely had a stirring effect on me, I'm not sure.
Regardless of what I thought about it (or the reveries in which I'd run and jump into a young Ben Affleck's arms only to plant a smacker on his overzied chin), people generally thought it was shit.
One such person who has no qualms in admitting its pitfalls, is its director Michael Bay. He's actually just apologised for the entire third act, which many found a little on the cheesy side, as Bruce Willis sacrificed himself to save the planet while his on screen daughter Liv Tyler blubbered her way to the end, extending her hand out to touch her father's face while the majority of audience goers hurled into their popcorn buckets.
Here's what he said to The Miami Herald: "I will apologise for Armageddon, because we had to do the whole movie in 16 weeks. It was a massive undertaking. That was not fair to the movie. I would redo the entire third act if I could... But the studio literally took the movie away from us. It was terrible. My visual effects supervisor had a nervous breakdown, so I had to be in charge of that. I called James Cameron and asked 'What do you do when you're doing all the effects yourself?' But the movie did fine."
Typical ego, not blaming himself. What's your take on it, entertainment.ie readers, was it a rushed job or was it just plain pants?
Would more time have helped? Again, I leave my own opinion out of this as, being a bit of a sap and a masochist, I didn't hate it.