Hosted by Rem, Rob, Ian and Jonathan
Independence Day is a really big movie, and really delivers large scale entertainment. The guys all have fond memories of seeing ID4 in the theatre. On first viewing, it’s a fast paced thrill ride with great special effects and a strong cast.
As we’ve observed with previous Roland Emmerich movies, we observed the characterization in Independence Day to be rather weak. Emmerich also employs the standard ‘last minute’ tropes that the to haunt his other films. As we said on the positive, it’s a fast paced thrill ride. On subsequent viewing, we find the ride to be built on shaky ground.
This is the quintessential popcorn movie. Independence Day is fun to watch and then forget. Not alot to think about when you’re done watching it, but it’s a fun escape movie.
Director: Roland Emmerich
Writers: Roland Emmerich & Dean Devlin
Will Smith – Captain Steven Hiller
Bill Pullman – President Thomas J. Whitmore
Jeff Goldblum – David Levinson
Mary McDonnell – First Lady Marilyn Whitemore
Judd Hirsch – Julius Levinson
Robert Loggia – General William Grey
Randy Quaid – Russell Casse
Margaret Colin – Constance Spano
Vivica A. Fox – Jasmine Dubrow
James Rebhorn – Albert Nimziki
Harvey Firestein – Marty Gilbert
Adam Baldwin – Major Mitchell
Brent Spiner – Dr. Brackish Okun
Sci Fi Movie Podcast Independence Day