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…
90's cheese and nothing more.
three stars instead of two solely because this film is CLEARLY jeff goldblum's peak.
I like Starbucks coffee; I buy it often and enjoy the way it tastes. Sure, it’s a little watery, and sure it could use a little extra kick, but I’m not going to complain when someone hand me a cup of the stuff. Now, I adore Columbian Dark Roast. It’s strong and black as hell, and smells so pure you could swear they picked the damn beans only a moment ago. Given the choice between Starbucks and Columbian, Columbian would win every time.
That’s kind of what Independence Day is. Its story is a little too thin and has one too many underdeveloped characters, but I like watching the movie and enjoy myself when it’s playing. However, given the choice…
This movie gets a lot of hate and I get that. It's not a cerebral film by any means, but it's a lot of fun still. Some of the characters are enjoyable and the action is spectacular.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
lol when he rolls up with the dead alien "does this grant me access"
Film #5 in the '90s Sci-Fi Marathon!
Welcome back to the '90s Sci-Fi Marathon, where today we'll be taking a look at Independence Day.
In this film, aliens are invading Earth and hope to destroy mankind, so the U.S. government creates a plan to stop them. A very simple plot.
I think I can agree with the Nostalgia Critic by saying, "Do people really like this?!" OK, I'll admit that I was getting into it at first, in that I was entertained by how awesomely stupid it was. I mean, you gotta love a movie where Vivica Fox, her son, and her dog, survive a massive inferno by simply hiding in a maintenance closet, right? Right?!
But once you…
“I could've been in a barbecue!”
When evil aliens threaten to destroy earth and its inhabitants, a raggedy group of survivors band together in the Nevada desert to fight back. Breathtaking apocalypse actioner takes its cues from the cream of the ’50s sci-fi films and the disaster epics of Irwin Allen to create the one of the best, biggest B-movies ever made. Surprisingly deft characterizations add heart to the muscle, the Academy Award-winning effects are jaw-dropping, and the whole thing zings along at the approximate speed of light. In a cast of winners, Smith, Pullman, and Goldblum are standouts, and helped make this film one of the top grossers of all time. A keeper.
If one is making a film which promises to blow up a whole bunch of cities, it is frequently wise not to pay off at the end of act one. I have a lot of other beefs with this film, but that's the one I can't forgive; premature incineration.
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,…