Jul 6, 2016
In 1996, director Roland Emmerich and writing partner Dean Devlin released a summer blockbuster that became one of the most discussed films of the year about an alien apocalypse that mixed human melodrama with state of the art visual effects and broad comedy. The result was Independence Day, which became one of the most successful films of the decade and launched star Will Smith into superstardom while cementing the legacy of Jeff Goldblum. But does the film deserve it's status as a pinnacle of 90s cinema or should the lady of magnanimous girth belt out her final tome for the film? MovieDude Eric, Kent, Lobster and All Things Good and Nerdy's Willie Nelson kick the tires and light the fires to find out.
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