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…
Almost twenty years later, and INDEPENDENCE DAY is still rousing as hell blockbuster filmmaking.
I had a dream about will smith
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30 Day Movie Challenge: Day 13: A Movie you used to love but now hate.
I remember liking this film as a Child but the more I think about and the more disdain I have grown for Both Roland Emmerich and movies like this I now hate it.
Aliens come along and destroy landmarks. Humans get grumpy as a result.
I do not particularly care for this film but it allowed me to realize what today's comic book movies are missing: Jeff Goldblum.
A good fun Blockbuster that does not have superheros just Jeff Goldblum and a laptop.
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…
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,…