Independence Day (1996)
Director: Roland Emmerich
Writers: Roland Emmerich, Dean Devlin
Starring: Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Mary Macdonald, Judd Hershey, Robert Loggia, Randy Quaid, Margaret Colin / Vivica Fox / James Rebhorn / Harvey Fierstein / Adam Baldwin / Brent Spiner / James Duvall / Lisa Jacobs / Jessup Andrew Ruth / Ross Bagley / Bill Smitorovich / Mae Whitman / Harry Connick Jr. / Kirsten Warren / John Storey / Frank Novak / De Vin Gumersal / Jim Piddock / …
Genre: Science Fiction / Action / Adventure / Disaster
Region: United States
Released: 1996-07-02 (Canada) / 1996-07-03 (United States)
Series:  Independence Day
Runtime: 145 minutes / 154 minutes (Special Edition)
Also known as: ID4 Interstellar Terminator (Taiwan) / Tiansha-Earth Strikes Back (Hong Kong) / Earth Defense
Rating: IMDB 7.0 / Rotten Tomatoes 67%
On July 2 of a certain year in the future, surveillance stations across the United States discovered that a huge spacecraft with a diameter of hundreds of miles approached the earth. The radio signal sent by the spacecraft interfered with the signal of the communication satellite on the earth, and released several sub-spaceships with a diameter of 15 miles to fly over the major cities on the earth. The enemy and friend of the alien spacecraft are unknown, and people are in panic and confusion.
Computer engineer David (Jeff Goldblum) deciphers the radio signal sent by the aliens, which is actually a countdown signal to the attack. He manages to notify his ex-wife, the President’s assistant Connie, but it is too late. On the 3rd, alien spaceships began to attack the earth, and human civilization suffered a huge blow and disaster in an instant. The president (played by Bill Pullman) and others evacuated to the military base and commanded the air force to counterattack, but it seemed like hitting a stone with a pebble was useless, and the military base was also destroyed. Only the pilot Steven (played by Will Smith) managed to lure a group of An alien combat airship crashed.
The survivors fled to the secret military base, where scientists have been studying an alien airship that crashed more than 50 years ago, trying to find a way to deal with aliens, and there is also the last hope of mankind…
“Independence Day” is a 1996 American science fiction action film directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, and Bill Pullman. The film depicts an alien invasion of Earth and the efforts of a diverse group of people to fight back against the invaders.
The film takes place on July 2nd and 3rd, when enormous alien spacecraft arrive in Earth’s atmosphere and position themselves over major cities. President Thomas J. Whitmore (Pullman) and his staff, including David Levinson (Goldblum), an MIT-trained satellite technician, work to develop a plan to defeat the aliens before they can destroy humanity.
Captain Steven Hiller (Smith), a Marine fighter pilot, also joins the effort to fight back against the aliens. The film features large-scale action sequences, impressive special effects, and a sense of patriotism and heroism.
“Independence Day” was a massive commercial success, grossing over $817 million worldwide. It received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising its entertainment value and special effects, while others criticized its plot and character development. Despite this, it remains a beloved science fiction classic and has become a pop culture icon.
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