Armageddon. Ebert summarized it correctly (“Here it is at last, the first 150-minute trailer.”), but I enjoyed it more than he did. Some terrible writing and comedy hasn’t aged well, but the melodrama and spectacle holds up. I’d totally forgotten about the hyper-idealized middle-America nostalgia in there.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. DNF, technically. About what I expected, only louder. I wouldn’t have screened it if it were my choice, but this was part of Atlanta’s Screen on the Green, which, this year’s mostly crappy movie selection aside (bring back TCM!), is usually nice when there are no real-life fisticuffs. Come on, Atlanta. Let’s do this right.