“It will take more than Bruce Willis to save the Earth from a giant doomsday asteroid, according to scientists.“
Someone did tell them Armageddon was just a movie, right?
Like The Day After Tomorrow, War of the Worlds, An Inconvenient Truth, Them, The Blob, Gasland and Alien versus Predator, these are all just works of fiction, simple fantasy and escapism to be enjoyed with popcorn. You are not really supposed to believe William Shatner captained a spaceship or that Bruce Willis blows up asteroids when not hitting golf balls at greenpeace (actually the golf ball thing is appealing enough to be plausible).
In the 1998 movie Armageddon, Willis plays an oil-drilling engineer who heads a mission to split an asteroid the size of Texas in half with a nuclear bomb.
The two halves of the space rock pass either side of the Earth, saving the human race from annihilation.
But in reality, such a strategy would just not work, a study has shown.