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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…
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…
Happy 4th of July, Americans!
Independence Day is a pretty good blockbuster action movie. The plot was really interesting in the first hour or so, but then it turned into your standard action flick, with huge explosions and the plot disappeared. Still, it's a pretty fun action flick to pass the time.
Probably the biggest guilty pleasure of all time.
The first, and best 'End Of The World Mega Budget' film.
Simple, unhateable, mockable, gung ho, thigh slapping, flag waving, blow shit up film making.
Movies about an alien invasion are not something new and surely it wasn't anything new back in 1996. However, this blockbuster tried to give an updated look to this sci-fi sub-genre by being a pretty expensive production with great visual effects, which originated huge explosions and tons of action. In the hands of a much more talented and skillful director than Roland Emmerich (talent is something he has very little of), Independence Day could have been an awesome and memorable science fiction spectacle.
Well, the final product wasn't all bad. It is a pretty average film though at times enjoyable, and being nearly two hours and a half long, it was reasonably entertaining. Something I did like a lot from it were the likeable performances from Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum, even though the writing was far from great and that Bill Pullman playing the U.S. President was nothing but a joke.
We're going to survive... We're going to live on...
bad, but in a brilliant way.
Still an amazing film. Probably the popcorn action flick of the 90s. Will Smith was just hitting his groove here. He's surrounded by a strong cast (no real major names but a strong recognisable cast) and some amazing special effects.
In contradiction to what I wrote earlier, I never really realised how bad of an actor the President is in this movie. Which is a shame as I always liked the guy.
When this came out I thought it was brilliant. A film centring around an alien invasion that we were just not expecting or technologically ready for.
The storyline is family friendly and tacky, the effects are brilliant. If it was for the towering actors that are Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum, this film would have died a death of being drowned by it's own special effects long ago, and tbh - it's getting a little bit worn and dated nowadays. When I rewatched it, I was thinking - this is not much better than a B movie.
Some of the actors are very annoying, the cheesy side storylines are cheesy and seethru. Although I'd regard this film as cinematically brilliant, and compels interest, it could have been made so much better with out the cheesyness, and what's worse - they've left it way too long for a sequel to have the box-office impact that it could've done.
Technically I haven't watched this movie all the way through. I fall asleep every time.
"Let's kick the tires and light the fires, big daddy!"
I could spend countless hours going through this film's flaws, faults of logic and downright idiocies, and believe me there are more than a few, yet somehow, someway I will never, ever tire of Independence Day. Maybe it's the nostalgia, maybe it's the sometimes hilarious and sometimes hilariously bad wisecracks, or maybe it's just that Bill Pullman is the most badass President of all time, but ID4 will always be entertaining as fuck, and in my opinion, the best turn-your-brain-off blockbuster of all time.
Nem tudom pontozni.
Viszont ezt a filmet mindig is bírni fogom, függetlenül attól, hogy mennyi hülyeséggel van tele.
Egyszerűen egy jó kis nagyszabású nyári popcorn múví, ahol tényleg érződik, hogy tétje van a dolgoknak...
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
- Pulp Fiction
- Fight Club
- Blade Runner
- The Big Lebowski
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of…