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Independence Day (1996)

Independence Day. Feature film. (1996, 145 mins) IMDB

...another tent-pole movie...

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hey say you can't make this film anymore because of September 11th. Maybe. INDEPENDENCE DAY is one of those tent-pole movies that did well. Here the computer effects are for the most part believable. It was made at a time before the craze to have films loaded with CGI. I don't know what actor said it, but it seems accurate and apropos, "They don't teach you how to work with blue screen in school and they should."

The film is peppered with one-dimensional characters and that's to be expected. Our hero gets to be the hero, the nag plays the nag. They don't change notes.

Since this is an action film, it is of course filled with action that is implausible. The final downfall of the alien forces seems completely implausible. The heroes should have died, but audiences don't like those types of downers.

And who where these aliens? Ugly creatures devoid of personalities.

Posted 2009/04/30 at 20h55ET in Movie Commentary.

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