Independence Day

Independence Day

DVD - 2013
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Spaceships appear and wonder turns to terror as they attack cities all over the Earth.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, California : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2013]
Branch Call Number: DVD SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY Ind
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (153 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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tonyalanjeffers
Apr 13, 2019

I loved Will Smith in this movie; all the actors were good though. When Will sees the rather terrifing looking alien he had bested in their arial dog fight he knocks the creature out with one pounch then says "Welcome to Earth". One of Will's best movies; though some viewers may have mistaken him for Eddie Murphy.

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yesbyedith
Apr 13, 2019

Great shoot 'em up!
Well written and great actors.

Avoided because advertising flying saucers.
However love "2012" so tried this.
Eddie Murphy gets an alien!

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MrsNikki
Mar 01, 2019

💖 great movie

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LaNomada01
Dec 13, 2018

This movie is infinitely re-watchable. That to me is the mark of a truly fun movie; when you can watch it over and over and over and over again - and still enjoy it. This movie plays on your emotions and makes you feel as if you're a part of the alien fighting force - right alongside Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum. It is comedic, a little heartbreaking and still somehow when all the destruction happens - I still believe it - even though the graphics are nothing like they are today. It has set a standard for world destruction movies and it has managed to stay at that high standard untouched for several years.

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coreAgogo
Dec 12, 2018

This is one of those movies that people love or love ironically. The dialogue is a little cliche, except for Will Smith's perfectly delivered and since meme-ified "Welcome to Earth!" The cast is full of great character actors (Hello Jeff Goldblum) with not a lot to do but their usual schtick. The special effects are semi-decent for a movie made over twenty years ago. Nevertheless, this movie is fun in all its campy, cliche glory. The aliens look menacing, the action is propulsive and the interwoven plots- a fighter pilot who is just trying to get back to his fiance, a conspiracy theorist crop duster who tries to redeem his good name for his kids, and the President of The United States all have a narrative thread- make for a fun and entertaining movie. At this point it's become a sort of cult classic but it started as a summer blockbuster whose whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

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taikitty69
Dec 11, 2018

This movie is a fun ride. And in a fun way give you things to think about in stereo typing people.

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reginator_22
Jan 29, 2018

I thought this movie was pretty good.

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XGirl
Dec 02, 2017

Hello, darlings - When it comes to the likes of "Alien Invasion" movies - This 1996 block-buster has its good points and its not-so-good points. I personally found that too many personal dramas brought the story down to the level of a snivelling soap opera too many times.

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akirakato
Sep 02, 2017

Directed by Roland Emmerich in 1996, this 153-minute SF action movie shows a battle with an extraterrestrial race of unknown origin.
With excellent visual effects, this film appears to be a great entertaining piece for ONLY for 12- or 13-year-old minds.
For an adult with a scientific mind and reasonable commen sense, you definitely need a willing suspension of disbelief.
First of all, the US presinent would never get involved in the fight as a combat pilot.
It would be totally ridiculous and unbelievable!

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awaller98
Jul 18, 2016

Great Movie!

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coreAgogo
Dec 12, 2018

Capt. Steven Hiller: Welcome to Earth!

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reginator_22
Jan 29, 2018

President Thomas Whitmore: Good morning.

[PA doesn't work. Turns it on]

President Thomas Whitmore: 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 the day the world declared in one voice: "We will not go quietly into the night!" We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!

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“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

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National honor is the national property of the highest value.” -James Madison

aaa5756 Dec 07, 2013

“Those who would trade liberty for security deserve neither.”-Ben Franklin

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