All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. 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.
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…
"Welcome to America!"
Ugh....this movie had so much good potential.
Independence Day is directed by Roland Emmerich and is the science ficition blockbuster that pits Aliens against Earth.
So, what good is there? Not a lot really, Jeff Goldblum acts well as David Levinson, the intellectual blip in a sea of absolute stonewall, stupid people. The visuals are pretty nifty for the time, the alien autopsy scene was pretty incredible for practical effects. And you know, it has a solid fun story at core.
The rest of this movie, is just....so boring. There are blots of humour here and there in the first act, with a fantastic opening as a SETI officeman plays mini golf on the floor as…
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…
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…
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.
Welcome to earth.
Man do I not get the nostalgia for this film. I was a kid when this film came out and I adored it (I even had the god awful PS1 game), but back then my criteria for a good film was essentially if stuff went boom I could rewatch it a billion times and never grow tired. It has been many years since I have seen the film, so much so I couldn't honestly tell you when. To it's credit, some parts of the film are immensely memorable. I think everyone who saw the film at the time probably remembers the standout moments, which is why it has gained such a nostalgic following. I know some people who watch 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…
This movie is a crowd-pleaser through and through. Probably Roland Emmerich's best movie. It's honest about what it is, and it's fun. The visual effects are a bit dated, but still hold up more or less.
I realize that this movie is schlock, and that's okay. It's the good kind of schlock. The fun, popcorn, unpretentious schlock. It's a good, followable, exciting story with interesting enough characters to hold your attention.
W/ Filmmaker Commentary
My god, the joint chiefs!
Ah, 'Independence Day'... Roland Emmerich's classic patriotic explosion filled sci-fi flick. It's a film that became one of the most successful blockbusters of all-time and I can see why. I mean, sure, at the end of the day this is a very, very silly film in terms of its plot and execution. But you know what? Even with that in mind, it still manages to be a genuinely fun popcorn flick full of cool action sequences, cool effects for the time (sure some of them have definitely dated but at least Emmerich used a lot of practical effects), and a cast that was clearly game for this kind of film, including 'Mr. Fourth of July' himself, Will Smith, and everyone's…
HAIL TO OUR GLORIOUS OVERLORD THE JEFF GOLDBLUM. LET HIS JAZZY HANDS AND STACCATO DELIVERY OF LINES USHER US INTO…
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