I think with movies like Armageddon, you just have to enjoy the movie for what it is, a mindless thrill-ride with great visual effects. In that context, IMO it's well shot in terms of cinematography and stuff even if it is a bit sappy at times. I forgot Blown Away, which was released while I was an undergrad at MIT... one of the most hilarious movies ever... "There's a bomb in THE MIT computer room..." as if there is only one computer room on the entire campus... they didn't even shoot that part of the movie on site, it was in some obscure office building or something, although they showed a shot of the dome from outside in one part... lol I LOVED Event Horizon, one of the best horror genre movies IMO. Congo on the other hand, was insipid. I wasn't a huge fan of Lost in Translation.