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½ May 20, 2018
Will Smith's first blockbuster is a good action/sci-fi movie. Sure the plot is unrealistic, nothing is particularly explained when it comes to the actual science, but this is an enjoyable film. Cool special effects, and it is pretty suspenseful. Some of the funniest moments were with judd Hirsch, playing the Jewish dad of Jeff Goldblum's character who is also pretty funny. There are some funny moments towards the end when Smith and Golblums character work together, it's too bad there wasn't more of that throughout the movie. The movie may be cheesy in all, but it's very patriotic. We see everyday men become heroes in this movie. It may be predictable but it works just fine for a move like this. As long as you don't overthink it, this is fun, enjoyable movie to watch.
April 1, 2018
Really good acting and fine visuals, but suffers from a lack of depth.
March 17, 2018
words cant describe this beauty
½ February 24, 2018
1001 movies to see before you die.
February 4, 2018
Though this was a science fiction movie, it still didn't seem realistic enough for my liking. I feel like if Aliens were to invade the Earth, I don't think people would have reacted the same way as many of the people on the film did. I just felt like there was too much comedy for a film that is about humans fighting for their existence. It was still entertaining to watch, just not a movie I would probably want to watch again.
January 28, 2018
It worked so well for 1 simple reason, I was 13 when I saw it the first time.
January 13, 2018
i'm hanging up..

Independence Day

It's the same survival-natured script with just another perspective with some good visuals and battles but still the audience is smarter than this.
January 11, 2018
Not the best story but Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum make it entertaining enough to watch.
December 24, 2017
Can we make anything this good, again?
½ December 8, 2017
Cheesy but very fun romp.
December 5, 2017
A huge disappointment!
Super Reviewer
½ November 3, 2017
A top blockbuster action film with great special effects!
October 14, 2017
One of my all time favorites that I seen in theaters
October 8, 2017
As a movie that exists for the sole purpose of entertaining the audience, Independence Day delivers entertainment and then some.
September 21, 2017
I don't find Independence Day to be a movie I'll be watching every fortnight and still not get tired of it but rather a movie I might watch again once or twice within a few months' time. A bit lacking in character development and you don't need to watch a B-movie from the '50s to tell that the story is no different from the aforementioned B-movies which like to depict aliens as warmongering monsters. Like everyone else, I find Will Smith to be the best thing that the entire movie has to offer but Jeff Goldblum ain't half bad either. I laughed a few times. And then there was that awesome giant explosion sequence that makes me believe that Roland Emmerich was from where Michael Bay drew his inspiration in spite of the fact that this movie came out a year after his directorial debut, Bad Boys. And the climax is still thrilling as always with a personal favourite quote/one-liner of mine: "Hello boys...I'm BAAAACK!!!". Filled with spectacle, action and one of the greatest cinematic speeches Hollywood has to offer, Independence Day may be simplistic but it's still an awesome, dumb and fun ride.
September 12, 2017
Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum as spaces odd couple make this movie special. Judd Hirisch is also excellent. Spectacular special effects, great one liners makes this the perfect go with the flow movie. The aliens and their craft are well developed and impressively portrayed, not no much brain power required for this one but sit back and enjoy the ride!
August 27, 2017
Loved it! Can watch it again and again! The unforgettable moment when the alien spaceships emerge from the fiery clouds definitely is the movie's best moment. Exciting, riveting action, great story line and great acting beginning to end. Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum play very well off of each other, offering us humor and giving the movie it's great likeability! Harry Conick Jr. brings a sense of authenticity and humanity to an otherwise, I've seen it before attack scene, when he transforms into "The Reverend" and offers some encouraging words to the fighter pilots as they go up against the alien ship. Great job! Margaret Colin is strong as the President's press secretary and as Jeff Goldblum's ex wife. I truly enjoy Will Smith in everything he does. He's extremely talented. I do, however, sometimes sense undertones of arrogance and possibly racism, even though I'm sure that's not what he wants to portray. I wonder how generous he is an actor as he doesn't seem to like to let his co-stars shine. I may be totally wrong. In any case I enjoy his acting. A strong male lead needs, and is entitled to, a bit of arrogance I suppose. A presidential figure is hard to cast and I've said before that we're lacking serious character actors these days, but Bill Pullham pulled it off pretty well. Although I was more comfortable with him as a pilot and husband than as the president, but no harm done. Good job! I think we need to start casting serious dignified unknown actors in presidential roles as it's hard to pull off. Robert Loggia played Gen Grey convincingly with strength and integrity. He can stand by my side anyday! All in all, it's a movie I'll watch every time it's on and actually I would sit through the whole movie just for the last scene to watch long-legged and gorgeous Jeff Goldblum saunter across the desert in that flight suit! YES indeed!
½ July 29, 2017
A bit hokey for today's standards, but it's a welcome break from the grimdark movies of today.
July 26, 2017
Will Smith's funny. Cool aliens, and awesome action. This film will always live on as a fun classic.
½ July 25, 2017
I don't understand why this movie is so popular there is no story and Will Smith can't act worth crap
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