All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1154. 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…
"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.
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!
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.
This film still makes me smile many viewings and 18 years later. I also find it amazing how well the visual effects have held up.
This week the Super Action Bros fight for our freedom not from tyranny, oppression or persecution, but from annihilation.
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This movies has cliches, it doesn't have a complex story, and it really is just there to see how the world gets destroyed by aliens. And I like it. It's lighthearted, simple, and it's always fun to watch. There is really not much else to it so, yeah that's about it.
This barely gets a fresh review
No hay duda de que Ed Wood no podría hacer nada contra la inagotable capacidad de Roland Emmerich para hacer bodrios.
The term "disaster porn" (like "torture porn") may have quickly become a lazy critical cliché, but it still feels pretty salient when discussing a Roland Emmerich movie. At the end of Independence Day's first act, the aliens reduce several metropolitan areas to cinders, and it's hard for me think of this intercut set of mini-climaxes in a way that isn't at least a little sexual. An orgy, an orgasm, a money shot: these explosions (and the consequent deluges of molten rubble that suffocate half a cast of venerable character actors) are intended to get the audience off quickly and easily, even if they do signify full-on genocide.
Does this make Independence Day morally suspect? Probably, a little bit, though I…
I know many people enjoy this, but I'm sorry. "Indenpence Day" is dull, boring, uninteresting, uninspired, pretentious and stupid just like any other Roland Emmerich movie. That being said, I did enjoy some of things going on and, of course, Will Smith.
the three act structure only underlines the brilliance of the first act and the branded lack of originality of the third act, like many huge HOLLYWOOD productions, has; the climatic and epicness of the first strike paired with very good characters [played by GOLDBLUM, HIRSCH and FIERSTEIN] make for a good ride that loses steam as it goes along but never dissapoints.
What an awesome dumb film! Stupid, stupid script, bad acting and great acting... fabulous action stuff and memorable scenes. It's a blockbuster, what do you expect? Shakespeare-dialouge? It's fun, nothing more!
Now that's what I call a close encounter.
- 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!
- The Hunger
- Fright Night
- Near Dark
- The Lost Boys
If you owned your very own movie theater and got to program the films it exhibited as you desired, what…