Evan's Review of Independence Day
As remarkable as the special and visual effects are this concept was grossly under budgeted even for its time, and it shows. The idea definitely peaks your interest but the delivery was not up to its potential. The story is overly complicated with too many characters none of which are given enough screen time to invest emotionally in. The tone is a bit campy and the acting is either too melodramatic or too subtle given the seemingly devastated situation the characters are in. Ultimately one must suspend a lot of disbelief in order to go along with an ending that had to be, but wasn't given any kind of plausibility.