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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…
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.
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…
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.
"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.
Roland Emmerich's big budget B movie still entertains 20+ years later
One of those essential fun 90's blockbusters. It very much shows its age with some of the editing etc but its a fun, silly ride from start to finish.
I watched the 1080P remastered version part of the ID4 4K UHD package on my 50" Pioneer KURO Plasma.
I can definitely tell the video is very much an improvement over the 2008 BD release.
Can't wait to own a 4K HDR panel and UHD BD player and watch the 4K HDR version!
As cheesy as ID4 is, I like going back to it every several years because it's still fun and enjoyable.
This is great in a stupid sort of a way.
I can't believe this movie is 20 years old ...
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Yeah, this is one of those films that I didn't like as much as the others. Granted, there are some positives, the president speech is badass, and the chemistry in the leads is a blast to watch, the thing that bothers me the most is the over glorification of the US as the ultimate savior of the world. Maybe I'm thinking way too much on the subject, but has the United States ever won a war? The Second World War was won by the soviets, they retreated off of Vietnam, and the same can be said about Irak and Afganistan. Sure, this is fiction in all in tense and purposes, but I still cannot get that thought out of my…
Mother o' all alien fics...
Despite its length, the film feels surprisingly brisk. A great cast, good effects (great for their day) and a fun take makes this an enjoyable watch.
Full star just for all the big ass spaceships and weird ass aliens cause i love that shit
For years I've gone between top 50 lists or even up to 250-300 when looking at my favorite films. These…
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