The lofty concept for Independence Day (or ID4 as merchandising is called) is War of the Worlds Against Earthquake, and the film is sure to be spectacular and disastrous. Flying saucers, each 15 miles wide, appear in the skies over major cities around the world, and after a tense countdown that only cable genius Jeff Goldblum understands, huge zippo beams have turned the metropolis into smoking ruins (although we only see destroyed Los Angeles , New York and Washington).
US President Bill Pullman, a former fighter pilot fighting a weakling image, is fighting, but impenetrable alien force fields mean our planes are shot down from the skies. However, hope is not yet lost. Hot pilot Will Smith, big brain Goldblum, big heart Pullman and other "personable" people gather at this secret American base (where the alien ship was stored after the Roswell incident) and come up with an intricate plan that could work to "save the world." praying, many clawed aliens laugh at our pitiful resistance, and once-abducted Randy Quaid looks forward to reckoning. at the scale of the solar system, when people try to climax to overcome excessive effects, devastation, the first two steps.
The film failed to make our inevitable victory over the aliens as compelling as their initial destruction of Earth. Instead, he resorts to such implausible actions as the fact that Smith can fly a spacecraft designed for this species with eight-foot tentacles, and everyone in the world is doing what the President of the United States says is good for them.
Independence Day is close to being a great movie, although it breaks Hollywood's so-called first rule that you can't make a good movie without a good script. Not only does it have a really funny scenario (using spellcasters like "they'll never let you fly a space shuttle if you marry a stripper"), but it also contains a humiliating dose of religiosity and even more devastating red and white orgies. and Blue Patriotic Pride. Enjoyable acting ratings Actor goes out of his way - Brent Spiner wins Best Player Award as Funny Mad Scientist - but little can be done with characters like Stallworth the General (Loggia), Fearless First Lady (McDonnell)) and Screaming Queen calls his mother (Firstein).
Initially, the film destroys memories of the sensuous kindness of UFOs in close encounters as an attempt to communicate with aliens is met with a beam explosion, but Spielberg's film, which he borrowed from most, dates back to 1941 (Quaid even plays Belushi).
For your money, you get not depth, but breadth, and this is where Independence Day is held. From his eerie discovery, when the merciless sands of the Moon are disrupted by the passage of an alien ship, to amazing images of massive destruction - fireballs sweeping through entire cities, hundreds of cars flying in flames, hordes of extras swept away like wheat - all this supplies all the materials from films of the 1950s. years (Earth against flying saucers) and the 1980s television series (V) had to be left behind the scenes. As in 2001 in Star Wars and Jurassic Park, the stakes on special effects rise and you get closer to the screen of the images you had in mind when reading epic science fiction.
By the time it comes out on video, we will feel guilty about enjoying the silly paranoia flying under the flag, and this film will lose a lot when it comes out on film. Enjoy it now while it is absolutely huge.