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 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…
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.
As someone who grew up in the late 90's I consider it somewhat embarrassing that it took me this long to watch Independence Day. This film is one of the most iconic action films of the 90's and launched the career of Roland Emmerich who would go one to make tons of huge spectacle films. I had a ton of fun watching this movie and can understand why so many people who grew up watching it love it.
The film surprisingly stands up well thanks to it's stellar use of practical effects. The use of miniatures, animatronics, and real sets gives the film's alien invasion scenes a sense of of realness. I can't imaging how stunning this must have looked…
this iconic 1996 masterpiece.
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Great movie. End gets a lovely wonky... "I'm well aware of their maneuvering capabilities" word? Just from watching them?? I know how trains move.... Doesn't mean I can drive one. Otherwise... It's a classic.
Concept/Idea – Love this idea of aliens taking over the world and Jeff Goldblum save the world.
Cast/characters – Great acting in this film.
Script/writing – Great scenes. Good humor. Good action.
Shots/directing – Probably back in 1996, the special effects would have been deemed as "Out of this world!"
IMDb Ratings: 6.9
Why: considered as good film
Should: can wont hurt
My Ratings: 7 - #Good
Tagline: On July 2nd, they arrive. On July 3rd, they strike. On July 4th, we fight back.
Dumb humor is funny. Will Smith owns. CGI
for the new ones
Jedan od najdražih mi filmova devedesetih. Iako ima sladunjavosti i pomalo cheesy linera to mu nekako i pristaje. Prošlo je dvadeset godina, a film i dalje rastura po svemu. Zabavan do boli i savršeno smješan, romantičan i stvarno mi nije jasna tako niska ocjena na imdbu. Za ono vrijeme vrhunski to sve izgleda, tako da se film fino nosi sa zubom vremena. Casting je savršen naravno, a Whitmorov govor je nešto najjače ikad, kao i smrt Russell Cassea ;____((
Alles wat ik haat van films zit in deze film. Op Will Smith na dan.
90 of my favorite movies from the 90s. In some sort of order.
Help me out with this one guys.
"It's Mission Impossible!" is the true peak of cinéma.