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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.
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.
watch the original.
don't even talk about the sequel.
birthed me tbh
TL;DR: Boba, pero efectiva y divertida.
This movie needed more scenes of Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum talking to each other.
The 90's A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Everytime I watch this movie (and I get the itch often) I try and figure out why this movie works for me. Because it is doing everything it can to annoy me. really the British are waiting for the Americans to do something? Judd Hirsh is almost a cartoon. Okay so is Brent Spiner but I enjoy that cartoon. I am not a fan of disaster movies or Roland Emerich. This movie is 10 kinds of goofy. This movie has no rules - and then it is constantly breaking them.
Yet it's my favourite bad movie.
My boy Goldblum comes on in all his mannered glory, and Pullman being charming as all f*%k. I like the speech, I love the…
Excessivamente ufanista, o discurso do presidente é hilário. Mas vai, é divertido.
Die Figuren sind totale Klischees, die One-Liner eher mäßig witzig und der finale Plan ist ziemlicher Mumpitz. Aber der Aufbau ist absolut stimmig und bei BILL PULLMANs Rede bekomme ich trotz allem Pathos immer noch ne Gänsehaut.
Kurzum: Mir macht ID4 immer noch Spaß !
5 minutes into this movie I understood how superior this film was to its contemporaneity sequel. Its almost to the point where the new film borders on insulting to it's predecessor.
However my personal experience was dulled by the fact that the TV that I watched it on made all of the special effects look like something out of a bad Star trek episode.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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