Friday Night Movie Review: Independence Day
Independence Day is a science fiction movie produced in 1996. The story line is okay but it is the acting, special effects and orchestra music that saves this movie from the scrap heap of failed movies.
Independence Day (1996)
PG-13 | 2h 25min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 3 July 1996 (USA)
Director: Roland Emmerich
Writers: Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich
Stars: Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum
In the epic adventure film Independence Day, a strange phenomenon appears around the globe. The skies ignite, cities are destroyed, and terror races through the world’s major cities. As these extraordinary events unfold, it becomes increasingly clear that aliens have invaded and their mission is to total annihilation over the Fourth of July weekend.
Will Smith plays a hotshot F/A-18 pilot that is the only pilot to down an alien fighter and volunteers to attack the mother ship. Randy Quaid is a Vietnam Vet that was abducted by the aliens 10 years earlier. He is now a drunken crop duster that nobody respects but becomes the first to down a mother ship. Bill Pullman’s character is the President facing an alien invasion and leads the final assault on the aliens. Jeff Goldblum is a scientist that figures out to hack the alien defenses! The film comes into its best moments when the action sequences hit the screen. Buildings explode and dog fights in beautifully choreographed fashions that raise the bar for action films.