Great American Moments in Hollywood Cinema

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4. Armageddon – Bruce Willis and the Rough Necks Save the Day

Michael Bay gets a lot of crap for overly jingoistic visuals in his movies, but I like to think of Michael Bay as a guy who appreciates his country … and likes to blow shit up to prove it. You’ll find plenty of American flags waving patriotically in a Michael Bay movie, including in his killer asteroid flick “Armageddon”. What the film teaches us is that, America is so awesome, when the whole world is in peril, we ride to the rescue. Hell, even our roughneck oil drillers are capable of saving the day … in exaggerated slow motion, no less. That’s how awesome we are, dammit.

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