ID4 - The Independence Day Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Films and Television' started by Jedi_Master_Conor, Feb 21, 2006.

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  1. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Oh, yes, Arnold's pinnacle, in my opinion.

  2. Panther50 Jedi Knight

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    I liked it. Thought it was infinitely more entertaining then Spielbergs War of the Worlds.
  3. The Bigger Fish Manager Emeritus

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    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.
  4. malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA

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    Paint drying is more entertaining than WotW.

    INFACT, ROTS was better than WotW!
  5. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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    ummm. that's a given :p
  6. malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA

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  7. ComicDiva Jedi Master

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    I don't care what anybody says, I liked the President's speech, damnit!
  8. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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    yes. as cheesy as it sounds it fits in well to the movie.
  9. RK_Striker_JK_5 Force Ghost

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    I liked it too. Fit very well.

    Today we celebrate, our independence day!
  10. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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    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
  11. bgii_2000 Jedi Master

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    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.

    America rules.

    I love this movie. Does anyone know who owns the "Surround Sound", blue 'S' production logo at the begining? I love that logo.
  12. Syntax Jedi Grand Master

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    DEFCON :)
  13. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    >>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.
  14. Walken Jedi Master

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    Yeah about 3-4 hours.
  15. ThrawnRocks Force Ghost

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    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.
  16. BaronFel88 Jedi Grand Master

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    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. :p

  17. ThrawnRocks Force Ghost

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    The Aliens obviously didn't think to look in the midwest for a major city :p
  18. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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    well eventually it's mentioned that chicago was destroyed
  19. malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA

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    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 ?
  20. Siths_Revenge Jedi Youngling

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    I like how Mary McDonnell is the President's wife in ID4, and later becomes the President on BSG.
  21. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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    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
  22. RK_Striker_JK_5 Force Ghost

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    Yeah, that's right. The streets going into Washington were practically deserted, IIRC.
  23. Siths_Revenge Jedi Youngling

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    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?
  24. ObiWan506 Former Head Admin

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    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.
  25. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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    good point. it makes you think a little[face_thinking]

    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
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