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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  • Shazam!

    How come you didn’t do a similar story on July 1st for us Canucks? Oh wait, I remember now, nobody makes movies about Canadian history outside of Canada!

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      Huh? There are Canadian movies about Canada? I think Michael Moore did something called “Canadian Bacon” a few years back…

      • Brent

        What’s a ‘Canada’?

        • Anonymous

          I think it’s a suburb, just a couple thousand miles or so outside of LA, where Hollywood likes to go to shoot their made-for-basic-cable shows and movies.

        • Anonymous

          I think it’s a suburb, just a couple thousand miles or so outside of LA, where Hollywood likes to go to shoot their made-for-basic-cable shows and movies.

      • Brent

        What’s a ‘Canada’?