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Movie Review: ID4

I have finally watched the movie: Independence Day.

To show how much I can ignore popular culture.. it has only taken me 10 years to bother with this film.

I'd say it was a bother.. .but it was exactly what I always expected it to be. a "S*#t blows up" film. Personally, the film actually annoyed me with a lot of "Nationalism" ra-ra feelings.

The whole film really adds up to a 50's alien-invading film with 90's effects. And as much as I'm the kind to cheer to an Apple Macintosh Powerbook XXXX (Love the model number) that logs into the alien technology.... The reality of things just became to inane to believe.

I'm not sure which seems better in the long run... this, Mars Atacks, or The Core.

Personally, I really don't think Hollywood even wants to try anymore.

No surprises, no hidden agendas, and in case you are going to try to go longer than me....Yes Virginia, there really was an Area 51.

And no one ever wondered if that's what got them pissed off at Earth in the first place.

(Resource conquest? How quaint)

Rating... -$0.50 (Have someone bribe you to watch it)
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I liked it, but then, I watched it 10 years ago. I don't know if I would like it now if I were seeing it for the first time. I'm not sure that saying "Hollywood isn't trying anymore" is a fair statement when reviewing a ten year old film. This film was released as a "summer blockbuster," and we all know what that means. Lots of special effects, little substance, sensational plot along whatever blockbuster theme is somehow chosen for the year (it's "asteroid headed right for us year" or "volcano year" etc.) Blockbusters are meant to get as many people (probably teenagers) into the theater as possible, preferably for repeat viewings. This is the first movie I remember being released on multiple screens and sticking around for 6 weeks to two months. (I went to college in a small town, so the one theater stuck to older movie release habits for a long tiem.)

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