Director Michael Bay Apologizes for ‘Armageddon’

Better late than never.

At least that seems to be director Michael Bay’s philosophy. 15 years after its release, Bay has publicly apologized for his epically crappy motion picture Armageddon

“You wanna save the world, kid? You gotta look constipated…”

“I will apologize for Armageddon, because we had to do the whole movie in 16 weeks,” Bay says. “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. But the movie did fine.”

Industry insiders speculate that Armageddon‘s rushed schedule may have been due to the impending release of a similar “the end is nigh” asteroid movie, Paramount’s Deep Impact.  While Deep Impact has historically done slightly better with critics (it currently has a 47% on Rotten Tomatoes compared to Armageddon‘s abysmal 39%), Bay’s blockbuster outperformed at the box office ($553 million world-wide gross compared to Impact’$349 million).

1998 was a Big Year for Asteroids

Now if only Bay would explain The Island


  1. April 23, 2013  1:53 pm by MySpielMan54 Reply

    oh.. I liked Armageddon - didn't know it was so poorly thought of

  2. April 23, 2013  2:15 pm by Finrod Reply

    Now if we can only get Joel Schumacher to apologize for Batman & Robin.

    • April 23, 2013  3:59 pm by Steve Lavner Reply

      So long as Schumacher never apologizes for D.C. Cab.

  3. April 23, 2013  2:29 pm by Doug Welch Reply

    I liked Armageddon. It was better than Deep Impact by far

  4. April 23, 2013  2:30 pm by bobbelvedere Reply

    Armageddon is a bit of fun. Sit back, order a pizza, have a few pops, and enjoy.

  5. April 25, 2013  8:26 pm by monitor2112 Reply

    Good. I'm not the only one who actually LIKED the movie. I never knew it was so poorly thought of either.