This is a movie review on Independence Day, the original film from 1996. As you know, there’s a new sequel coming out called Independence Day: Resurgence. I don’t know how that movie is going to be, I’ll do a review on it after I see it but it brought back to me all the memories from the original which was really good.
Trailer 2 (The really fun one):
The original movie was really fun, so if you haven’t seen it and you’re looking for a really fun popcorn movie that the whole family can enjoy check it out. Anyway, I did a couple of reviews on YouTube (see above) as well. You know for 1996 it was really something and there were a lot of high expectations for the film. The main reason was because of the trailer which showed a huge shadow coming over Washington DC, New York and LA of the alien ships when they arrived.
Trailer 1 (The boring one):
This film stars Bill Pullman as the president of the US and Will Smith as an up-and-coming young fighter pilot. Jeff Goldblum, who is the main character, plays an MIT-educated cable repairman.
Anyway, it’s directed by Roland Emmerich the same guy who brought us 2012, The Day After Tomorrow and Stargate. I love all of his films, he does a great job balancing entertainment and realism, although how realistic some of these subjects are is open to debate. You know, it’s really hard to pull off a film of this scale, alien versus humanity, an invasion of the entire planet, how do you scale it down but yet keep the scope the same? Anyway, this movie is really fun and entertaining and for such heavy subject matter as the potential destruction of mankind, it’s actually pretty funny. There are some really great one-liners in this film, that have stood the test of time. Many of these are given by Brent Spiner, AKA Data from Star Trek the Next Generation, he plays a mad scientist in charge of Area 51. That sounds like fun and you can tell the writers had a ton of fun with that one. Come on, Area 51 and aliens, who couldn’t resist that! Let’s just say you will not be disappointed.
Fan HD Trailer:
I’m not going to divulge the entire plot if you haven’t seen the movie yet, but basically, what happens is that it’s just another day on earth for mankind when a huge meteor approaches, slows down and goes into orbit. Because of this, we realized it’s not a meteor but a huge alien mothership releasing many smaller city-sized ships. And they are headed to all of the major cities of the world. We don’t know if they are friend or foe. Jeff Goldblum’s character, the cable repairman, figures out there’s a secret signal counting down to our destruction. Anyway, I’m not going to ruin the rest of the film, suffice it to say, it doesn’t go well for mankind.
The best speech in movie history:
But actually, there’s one thing about this movie that really stands out and that is the speech that Bill Pullman’s character, the President gives to the demoralized soldiers before their counterattack against the aliens. It’s a very good and inspiring speech for any situation and that’s one of the things that this movie is definitely known for. Anyway if you haven’t seen it check it out let me know what you think. So what do you think of Independence Day, did you like it? Did you hate it?
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Cast: Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Randy Quaid, Margaret Colin, Vivica A. Fox, Harvey Fierstein, Adam Baldwin
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Director: Roland Emmerich
Screenwriter: Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi