90 of my favorite movies from the 90s. In some sort of order.
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.
i feel i should like this film since i love aliens movies but i didn't enjoy it that much for some reason
To be fair, I didn't watch to the end. There was a whole hour left and I had just completely checked out and stopped caring.
"No, you did NOT shoot that green shit at me!"
With added live music from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, ID4 Live at The Royal Albert Hall!
Look, I was at a friend's, he decided to put it on.
O ano era 1996. um gajo estava ali a fazer os 14 anos.Voz a mudar. Um buço que faz favor. Um trinca espinhas. Era realmente o sonho de qualquer miúda daquela idade. Como não era o puto mais confiante do mundo junto das meninas, refugiava-me com o cinema. A acrescentar a isso, vivia num país que não era o meu. Era o ano em que me tinha tornado emigrante. Ora, num país que não é o meu, onde os filmes se viam dobrados (é bom que o filho da puta que se lembrou de dobrar os filmes pela primeira vez tenha morrido com uma doença venérea e devagar). Ainda estava numa fase em que estava a aprender a língua do…
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This is Roland Emmerich's best film, which does not say a hell of a lot. It's an action film so steeped in 90sness that it physically hurts. You've got Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum at the top of their games, and a world saving Randy Quaid. Is there anything that guy can't do? I'm scared to see the new one as I hear it's not great, but at the same time I don't think this is an untouchable classic so it shouldn't ruin my childhood.
Film #14 of Smiler Grogan's Scavenger Hunt
Task 3/30: An alien invasion film
Jeff Goldblum should've won an oscar for this role. Yeah, ...
... and for Jurassic Park...
... and for The Lost World: Jurassic Park.
I'm telling ya', that's my honest opinion. This man has been under-appreciated over all this years. That's a damn fact! Really... this man should've a statue with his that-is-one-big-pile-of-shit pose.
And you know what's more? Randy Quaid was also freaking brilliant in this movie as this man who once was captured by aliens... it's very sad... he should've won an oscar as well.
But apart from that, Independence Day is a "but that's it" movie (sorry, I'm terrible naming stuff). The special effects…
Well that's a relief, last time I watched this as an adult I quite liked it. At least I don't have to be embarrassed by that anymore.
All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…
Help me out with this one guys.
I think Some Like it Hot is the one that marked me the…