All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1187. An easy way of seeing how…
Earth. Take a good look. It might be your last.
On July 2, a giant alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped "destroyer" spacecraft that quickly lay waste to major cities around the planet. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated counterattack that fails. On July 4 the a plan is devised to gain access to the interior of the alien mothership in space in order to plant a nuclear missile.
Breathtaking and operatic cheese on the cheesiest level of cheese that cheese can achieve. Jeff Goldblum is one of the greatest specimens ever created and Bull Pullman's speech never fails to make me tear up. 'Merica.
From the director who once stated that he is "a filmmaker, not a scientist" as his defence to the plethora of historical & scientific inaccuracies present in his movies, Independence Day remains Roland Emmerich's most enjoyable & unabashedly entertaining work to date and is the movie that introduced me to him. And although it offers the same ridiculousness as his other features, it still succeeds as a solid popcorn flick that was once at the forefront of large-scale disaster films.
The story concerns an alien invasion against which the entire mankind unite together to fight for its freedom. It begins on July 2 when an alien mothership enters the Earth's orbit and deploys several spaceships which take over the major cities of…
Categorically absurd and wildly amusing, maybe the last completely guileless spectacle. They might as well have used pie-tins on strings instead of these gorgeous miniatures, and Emmerich's straight-up economy makes the talky parts look practically Preminger-like. Weird. Anyway, this surprisingly blows up better than ever.
This fast-paced and fairly enjoyable science-fiction action adventure is a typical piece of work from director Roland Emmerich, but also incorporates a few things to make it a lot better than the other films I've seen from him. Roland Emmerich is the same filmmaker who were once quoted saying "I'm a filmmaker not a scientist", but who also feels that he's knowledgeable enough to say that scholars who object to the accuracy of his Shakespeare film are liars. This doesn't in any way affect the rating or the quality of the film at hand, I guess I'm trying to say that this is a science-fiction film with fiction in capital letters.
Independence Day is pretty light on the science, which…
An idiotic film not without it's charms, Independence Day is an absurd, insincere and terribly written blockbuster that is tough to hate on, solely because of how at home it was at the time of it's release. Culturally, Independence Day is about as 'Merica as they come, merely a two and a half hour big tobacco, Coke and middle class pandering piece of advertising, peppered with militaristic government propaganda and assertions of American calls to action as a unifying, internationally peace-making force. Still though, Pullman's speech and Jeff Goldblum almost make it worth it.
"Kick the tires and light the fires, big daddy!"
I just watched Independence Day three times in one sitting. Almost literally, I only really stood up to use the restroom. My father-in-law just left it on all day, and I just kept on watching it. I couldn't help but wonder what healthy, ambitious people were doing today. Probably healthy, ambitious activities. Suckers.
I had flashbacks to when I was a little turd kid and watched Empire Strikes Back on repeat, only that is one of the greatest films ever made and this is Roland Emmerich.
Not afraid to admit it though, it was a pretty great day.
A typical Sci-Fi film. Will Smith's character added a nice touch of comedy.
By no classical sense of the word is Independence Day a "great" movie, but it is a -great- movie. It's big, huge, and one of the best summer blockbusters of all time. Jaws, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Independence Day- that's just the kind of company this movie keeps. It's borderline emotionally manipulative, but gets a hall pass because it's characters are so charming, relatable and charismatic- even if they're often saddled with easy and simplistic dialog.
The movie is the ultimate homage/throwback to the alien invasion flicks of the 50's. It's well and truly on my bucket list to see this at a drive-in theater. Very few movies could ever have this kind of cultural impact anymore. The whole concept…
Haven't seen this in years. It's silly, but so much fun.
Oh hey, Independence Day is a hell of a lot better than its sequel. How about that.
Isn't it funny how that works. You've got in theory 'better' actors, better effects, more money, whatever. Yet of two films in a franchise, the one with less money is the better one.
Anyway, Independence Day is really fun, somewhat stupid, but maybe a little self aware about it, has some really... I don't want to say great, but thats the best word for it I suppose, acting. Perfect for this film and this scenario acting, thats the term. It's dumb as a box of rocks, but I liked it a lot. And the sequel really, really misses Will Smith. Like so much. I didn't even realise how much till I watched this.
Real good time.
The US and alien. Well.........
Independence Day is top tier special effects blockbuster of the 90s. It is very much in the mold of a western, building a team to fight insurmountable odds. One of the most optimistic films of its time, if majorly hokey, Independence Day is about the world's diverse population coming together to fight for its survival against a swarm of genocidal extraterrestrials. While the effects mostly hold up, the film skimps on character, bit the overall effect is a decisive net plus.
I still have no plans to ever see the sequel.
This movie holds some standout one-liners, but it is ultimately just a snooze fest. Aliens are attacking...this should be more exciting.
This is one of those movies that no matter how much you watch it, it never loses the it factor. Wish the sequel had been half as good. As for this flick, it is well cast, well scored, mostly well written, and put together smoothly for our entertainment. And that is precisely what this film is, entertaining.
Capitalism is fuckin WILD, you guys.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!