Starring: Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum
Director: Roland Emmerich
Run Time: 2 hours, 25 minutes
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi | 1996
So my first question when it comes to this movie is WHY have I not seen this? I was thoroughly entertained by this movie. Will Smith plays Steven Hiller, a soldier in the air force and the star of the film. In the beginning of the invasion, his team was sent out by the president (Bill Pullman) for a counter attack. He’s the only one that makes it out and the fight is on for Earth’s survival. With the help of David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum) they are able to devise a cunning plan to stop the alien invasion and hopefully save the world.
The movie itself is full of action packed scenes and quite honestly some awesome special effects for it being a movie of the last 90s. I really loved the scene with Air Force One flying away while Washington DC gets blown up. Not only were the scenes action packed, but the tension throughout the film was perfect for this type of science fiction thrill ride.
The other little stories in the background were great too i.e. the President’s wife and Hiller’s girlfriend with her dog and son. Oh that scene with the dog in the tunnel hurt my heart, but I’m glad it worked out in the end. Like I said, much tension in this film and it was the perfect combination with everything else.
Overall, I really enjoyed this movie and I will definitely be adding it to my movie collection as soon as I get enough money to do so. I’m going to give this film a “Loved it” and say that I wish I had seen in sooner! (5/5)
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