Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Films and Television' started by Jedi_Master_Conor, Feb 21, 2006.
Oh, yes, Arnold's pinnacle, in my opinion.
I liked it. Thought it was infinitely more entertaining then Spielbergs War of the Worlds.
I must admit I was very disappointed. I was expecting a serious end-of-the-world action movie, and didn?t get it.
I?m still bitter.
Paint drying is more entertaining than WotW.
INFACT, ROTS was better than WotW!
ummm. that's a given
I don't care what anybody says, I liked the President's speech, damnit!
yes. as cheesy as it sounds it fits in well to the movie.
I liked it too. Fit very well.
Today we celebrate, our independence day!
i was wondering. how long does it take to get from New York to Washington D.C.? because in the movie David says that the countdown will hit 0 in 6 hours. from watching the movie it looks like they get to the white house with 45min to 1/2 hour left on the countdown
Aliens show up.
To announce their presence, they brodcast their destruction countdown.
We go to DEFCON3. (Does Hollywood EVER explain what that is?)
The aliens blow up the world, only America fights back.
We launch nukes. Aliens drink Starbucks and forget to notice the nukes.
The CIA mentions that they already know how to defeat the aliens. The president punches the CIA. His wife dies.
Aliens are defeated with a power-mac running OS 8.
The rest of the world wakes up.
I love this movie. Does anyone know who owns the "Surround Sound", blue 'S' production logo at the begining? I love that logo.
>>how long does it take to get from New York to Washington D.C.? because in the movie David says that the countdown will hit 0 in 6 hours.<<
I think it takes 3 to 4 hours to drive from NYC to DC, of course traffic can influence that severely.
Yeah about 3-4 hours.
Man, I loved this movie. It may be cheesy and unrealistic, but it is very fun. As long as you don't think too deeply about it, it was a great movie with gret production and cinimatics.
I felt that visualy, Spielberg was borrowing from this movie for WotW.
I think it's kind of unfair LA was blown up instead of Chicago (it was way better and bigger buildings). I'm not even from there, and I feel it was slighted.
The Aliens obviously didn't think to look in the midwest for a major city
well eventually it's mentioned that chicago was destroyed
especially if there are flying saucers over your city, and everyone is trying to get out of th city.
could you imagine the I-95 in a situation like this ?
I like how Mary McDonnell is the President's wife in ID4, and later becomes the President on BSG.
getting out of new york it'd be a killer but wouldn't it be easier getting into D.C. because everyone is trying to leave. in the movie i believe the when it shows them driving into D.C. there aren't that many cars on the roads going in to the city
Yeah, that's right. The streets going into Washington were practically deserted, IIRC.
That scene kind of bugged me. If the streets were THAT crowded, I'm sure there would be some daredevils using the other side of the road to get out of town, too. I can't believe it's the end of the world, and you're still obeying traffic laws?
Ah, you know I never thought of that. Why were they only using one side of the road? Even for Hurricane evacuation down in Florida, they use both sides of the road on an interstate to get people out faster.
good point. it makes you think a little
also how big was the mother ship? if the ships that came into earth's atmosphere were 15 miles in diameter then the mother ship had to be really big