All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. 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.
From the director who once stated that he is "a filmmaker, not a scientist" as his defense 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 picture that introduced me to this weirdo. 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 & deploys several spaceships which take over the major cities of…
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…
Sci-fi Action combined with gangbuster special effects made this the kind of film that'll pop your corn like it's going out of style!
An all-star cast that adds depth and a likability factor to their respective characters! Spectacularly cheesy with a side order of funky aliens on a mission to invade earth makes this an irresistible film!
If this film had been made back when I was a kid I would have gone totally apeshit over this!
"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.
Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world. And you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind. "Mankind." That word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it's fate that today is the Fourth of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom... Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution... but from annihilation. We are fighting for our right to live. To exist. And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as…
When I was a kid I loved this movie. As I've gotten older my love for it has really diminished. Whenever I'd go to rewatch it I just couldn't get through it. But not this time. For once in sence... A really long time, I was actually catching myself doing what I never thought I would do - enjoying Independence Day. For once since I was a kid I was enjoying myself watching this. For once I felt like a kid again. And that sense of seeing a movie through my child eyes was with me as I sat back and was loving a film I had grown to hate. Just once - for two hours - I was in…
Released in July of 1996, the sci-fi/disaster film Independence Day was ushered into theaters. Audiences were extremely kind to the film, as it became second highest grossing movie ever (and as of the writing of this review, it remains in the all time top 50). Independence Day helped revive the Hollywood disaster sub-genre, of which I am quite a fan of. For that reason, Independence Day has my gratitude. Unfortunately, that's probably the nicest thing I can say about the picture.
After mysterious flying saucers of massive size are spotted all around the globe, there is much speculation and concern. And before much time has passed, a these saucers begin a gigantic attack on much of America, greatly diminishing the…
Extremely entertaining scifi movie with a great production and top notch fx for the time, but it's already dated if compared with similar "alien invasion" movies like Spielberg's War of the Worlds or The Avengers.
Imagine if some studio injects 100 million dollars in one of those mindless and cheap 50s B movies ? That's Independence Day !
It seems that Roland Emmerich improves each time that he makes a big bombastic disaster film. Independence Day features the expected high stakes, and unstoppable force we would expect. Emmerich still excels at getting me to invest in a situation not through individual characters but through imagining myself as a civilian in the situation.
Independence Day truly feels like a product of the 90's. From the narrative structure and casting to the special effects and up beat ending. If made today I imagine more risks would be taken but it stands an a shining example of a big 90's epic. Each of Emmerich's films reflect the time they were made in. Independence Day feels like a time capsule. Not a groundbreaking masterpiece but a fun, at times scary feature for a rainy day.
Come on President, save us from the aliens!
Como cambian algunos productos con el paso del tiempo o quizás somos nosotros los que cambiamos.
No voy a negar el gran trabajo visual y especial que se hizo con esta película, que fue capaz de sorprendernos y maravillarnos a todos en su momento. Sin embargo los desbarajustes de su guión son tan grandes que incluso dejando volar nuestra suspensión de incredulidad, a veces nos damos de bruces con situaciones excesivamente imposibles.
No pido ser científico, es algo difícil en estas películas, incluso ilógico, pero al menos sí cierta coherencia, pues incluso un niño puede encontrarla.
Una lástima haber tenido que nublar un gran recuerdo de mi infancia...pero hay productos que no están preparados para nuestra maduración.
¿Sigue siendo una película disfrutable? Sin duda, pero apague su cerebro si es esto lo que busca.
"I'm a combat pilot Will. I belong in the air"
I quietly whisper to myself with a tear in my eye "Me too Mr. President, me too." I was filled with joy and pride. Passion filling my lungs as I chanted USA! USA!. I felt almost savage. Thirsting for alien blood. I watched in awe at the brave sacrifice of Captain Steven Hiller and David Levinson were willing to take for their planet and people. Statues should be put up in every city, town and village in the world to remember these heroes. Many lives were lost. The rebuilding process is going to arduous. But we will build a better world. A safer world. More beautiful than ever.
Independence Day I thought was a rip-off of Earth vs The Flying Causers by Ray Harryhausen but was still a fun movie with a lot of action and iconic moments
Oh, the "Men in Black" franchise was neutered before it even began, because how is Will Smith supposed to top this extraterrestrial confrontation? Speaking of casting that is too good, Randy Quaid as a drunk crazy enough to tell everyone that was abducted by extraterrestrials, ladies and gentlemen. Anyways, first there was "Close Encounters of the Third Kind", and now we have "Close Encounters on the Fourth of July", where the aliens are much more hostile towards Americans, considering that they're being orchestrated by a German. Now this is a war invasion, so, people, you better "say goodbye", because "it's Independence Day all down the line". Bruce Springsteen is such a jingoist that he might embrace the aliens as friends,…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
List made from the book 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. This list just from the 2014 edition,…