Independence Day

I like an exciting Science Fiction film, so Recently I watched this exciting 1996 Science-Fiction Blockbuster again. Directed by Roland Emmerich. It takes place Around July 2, 1996 after a 500 km wide alien mothership enters Earth’s orbit and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped spacecraft, each 15 miles (24 km) wide, which take position over some of Earth’s major cities. Meanwhile David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum), an MIT graduate working for a cable company in New York City, discovers hidden transmissions in Earth’s satellites which he realizes is a timer counting down to a coordinated attack by the aliens. With the support of his estranged wife Constance Spano (Margaret Colin), the White House Press Secretary, he and his father Julius (Judd Hirsch) gain entrance into the Oval Office to notify President Thomas J. Whitmore (Bill Pullman) about the attack. So Whitmore orders large-scale evacuations of the targeted cities, but the aliens attack and Whitmore, portions of his staff, and the Levinsons narrowly escape aboard Air Force One as Washington, D.C. is destroyed.

On July 3, the Black Knights, a squadron of Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornets, attack the spaceship above the ruins of Los Angeles, however the spaceship launches fighters in response and destroys many American military installations, including NORAD, killing the Vice President and most of the Cabinet hiding there. Captain Steven Hiller (Will Smith) is the only pilot to survive the Los Angeles attack after luring an alien fighter into the Grand Canyon and crashing in the desert alongside the alien spaceship. Hiller is then rescued by Russell Casse (Randy Quaid), who is traveling across the desert with a group of refugees. They take the alien to the Top Secret Area 51, which houses a repaired alien fighter and three alien bodies recovered from Roswell in 1947. A scientist Dr. Brackish Okun (Brent Spiner) then attempts to autopsy the alien, however it regains consciousness clobbers Doctor Brackish Okun and attempts to escape after attacking President Whitmore who discovers the aliens intend to destroy life on Earth. So Whitmore orders a nuclear attack, however this fails to penetrate the force field of the spaceship and the remaining strikes are aborted.

Then On July 4, David Levinson devises a plan to use the repaired alien Fighter to fly to the Mothership, infect it with a computer virus, destroy it with a Nuclear Device and halt the Alien attack. So Hiller volunteers to pilot the alien fighter to the Mothership with Levinson accompanying him. Meanwhile a vast alien spaceship approaches Area 51, so volunteers including President Whitmore and Casse are enlisted to fly F/A -18 Hornets to counter strike against the approaching aliens. The force field is deactivated and the fighters are able to inflict damage, on the Alien Vessel, however it is able to reach Area 51 so Casse resorts to desperate and heroic measures to prevent the alien spacecraft striking Area 51.

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