Independence Day – Movie Review

Hello everybody!!

So before I get into this review, I am sure most of you saw on Twitter/Facebook, but I won NaNoWriMo again! I didn’t make a blog post about it because there isn’t much else to say. Now it’s time to get down to business and get this thing published. My New Years resolution is to publish in early 2017. Wish me luck. 🙂

On to the review!

*While I always attempt to keep my reviews as spoiler free as possible, if you haven’t seen Independence Day yet – go watch it and then come back to this review and see if we agree.*

I was 6 or 7 when Independence Day came out. I still remember watching it on VHS with my parents. I loved this movie. It was one of those movies I could watch over and over again when I was younger and never get tired of it. I had been wanting to add this movie to my collection, but decided to wait until I could get this and Independence Day: Resurgence (review for that tomorrow!) together. Luckily, it was my birthday a couple weeks ago and my hubby bought me the set. 🙂

Independence Day is your typical Sci-Fi, aliens invade Earth and attempt to destroy it. There is nothing spectacularly unique about the story line. What is super unique about it, in my opinion, is the character development which I find most films in today’s world lack. It truly felt like every character had a vastly different personality and purpose for the story. There wasn’t a single time I was confused about who was who.

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There are so many quotable moments from this movie. I find the writing pretty fantastic. I laughed, I cried, and I shouted for joy – as I said, the plot is not super unique, but the character development is. The acting is phenomenal.

I’ve read a few reviews, and most of the negative criticism I see involves the likely-hood that some of the events would actually take place. All I have to say is, IT’S A SCI-FI MOVIE! It has aliens. I’m sorry, but last time I checked, aliens aren’t real, therefore, none of the events of the movie are particularly realistic. I find movie goers to be a little to quick to jump on the “this movie needs to be intellectually stimulating and accurate at all times,” bandwagon far too often. Take this movie for what it is. Good fun.

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This might be a tiny spoiler…if you haven’t seen the movie, I suggest not reading this part.

I enjoy the fact that we see the aliens in this film. Far too often, all we get to see is the ship. I love the idea of knowing what the enemy looks like. I also am curious to know more about the alien race and why they are invading. It’s good to have a little insight into that, even if it isn’t all laid out for the viewers.

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All in all, this is still a great movie. After all these years, I found myself just as invested and excited through the entire movie. I am able to look past all the flaws because this movie is just pure entertainment and fun.

RATING: 5/5 ☆

 

That’s all I have for you today. Stay tuned for my Independence Day: Resurgence review tomorrow. I hope you all have a great night.

Until next time!

Jessica

 

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