"At least Mars Attacks tried to be funny. This crap was serious!"
Behold! Aliens being nasty and effects that cost a lot! And that's all.I remember seeing the trailer for this and thinking "oooh, that looks awesome". How wrong I was. A bigger budget piece of crap there has not been. Well, except for Lost World. And Godzilla. Maybe Titanic. And Batman And Robin. Oh, and of course Speed 2. Oh yeah, Deep Impact, Sphere, kay, so let's just say it was crap.
In fact it seems to be that the better the trailer, the crappier the movie. Godzilla's trailer looked awesome. I should have remembered back to this film before plonking down seven bucks for that stinker, but I digress.
Independence Day. The alien's are coming, and while the world waits to see if they're evil or pleasant, they prepare their evil plan. Big ass space ships move in, Jeff Goldblum, a cable TV technician figures out they're gonna invade. Smart guy that Jeff. Like it'd take a brain surgeon...
Will Smith, an Air Force fly-guy, is the hero of the hour (as always) who, after the aliens blow everything and it's mother to Kingdom come, manages to get the rag tag bunch of survivors together and strike one back for the humans.
There's nothing in this film to keep you happy, unless big ass effects, shallow story, suspension of all disbelief and some patriotic rah-rah is your thing. Goldblum has played the exact same character all the way back to The Big Chill. I guess he's what you might call a non-actor. Smith is still the Fresh Prince, kind of a younger Bryant Gumbel with abs, you know what to expect. Randy Quaid plays the alcoholic ex flying ace who suicides to off some alien geeks, Bill Pullman plays the flying President.Sounds stupid? There's a reason.