Monday, 25 April 2011

Independence Day Review (Updated)








Independence Day


Release Date: 29th August 1996 – Australia


Production Companies
Centropolis Entertainment
20th Century Fox Film Corporation

Distribution
20th Century Fox Australia


Genre: Sci-Fi

Rating: PG

Runtime: 145 minutes
               154 minutes
               (extended)


Budget: $75,000,000

Box Office Gross: $817,400,891
(Worldwide)


Plot Summary
One of the biggest box office
hits of all time delivers the
ultimate encounter when
powerful aliens launch an
invasion against the human
race. The spectacle begins
when massive spaceships
appear. Wonder turns to
terror as the ships blast
destructive beams of fire
down on cities all over the
planet. Now the world's
only hope lies with determined
survivors, uniting for one
last strike against the
invaders - before it's the
end of mankind.


Cast
Will Smith – Captain Steven Hiller
Jeff Goldblum – David Levinson
Bill Pullman – President Thomas J. Whitmore
Margaret Colin – Constance Spano
Robert Loggia – General William Grey
Randy Quaid – Russell Casse
James Duval – Miguel Casse
Judd Hirsch – Julius Levinson
Mary McDonnell – Marilyn Whitmore
Vivica A. Fox – Jasmine Dubrow
James Rebhorn – Albert Nimzicki
Harvey Fierstein – Marty Gilbert
Adam Baldwin – Major Mitchell
Brent Spiner – Dr. Brackish Okun
Harry Connick, Jr. – Captain Jimmy Wilder
Kiersten Warren – Tiffany
John Storey – Dr. Isaacs
Frank Novak – Teddy
Devon Gummersall – Phillip
Mae Whitman – Patricia
Ross Bagley – Dylan Dubrow
Lisa Jakub – Alicia Casse
Giuseppe Andrew – Troy Casse
Bill Smitrovich – Captain Watson
Corin Nemec – Connor McGrady
Gary A. Hecker – Alien Vocal Effects
Frank Welker – Special Vocal Effects

Crew
Executive Producer/Writer/
Director – Roland Emmerich
Writer/Producer – Dean Devlin
Production Designer – Oliver Scholl
Production Designer/Supervisor: Alien Creature Effects –
Patrick Tatopoulos
Cinematography – Karl Walter Lindenlaub
Stunt Coordinator Dan Bradley
Mechanical Effects Supervisor  Clay Pinney
Mechanical/Pyrotechnic Effects Supervisor (Uncredited) – 
Joe Viskocil
Visual Effects Supervisors  Volker Engel & 
Douglas Smith
Film Editor – David Brenner
Music – David Arnold


Awards

1997 Academy Awards
Best Visual Effects – Volker Engel, Douglas Smith, 
Joe Viskocil & Clay Pinney (Won)
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Best Sound – Chris Carpenter, Bill W. Benton, 
Bob Beemer & Jeff Wexler (Nominated)


Review
INDEPENDENCE DAY is an excellent but terrific sci-fi disaster film that its story deals with a message about an terrifying alien invasion of Earth that plays out like an old 50s movie and it never had been as cheesy as it was. The subjects of this film I had to note are the notorious laughs, outstanding visual effects, amazing explosions, impressive dogfights and the acting of Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman. I know about aliens that were either friendly or evil in movies or television, the interesting part in the feature is where their big mothership destroys the buildings of America that shows that they are actually bad and I don't want to spoil why the alien race wanted to exterminate humanity.

This magnificent blockbuster hit is a one of a kind blast and I would like to thank Roland Emmerich for making INDEPENDENCE DAY an exceptional flick.

Star rating: (5/5) Best Movie Ever


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