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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ryhoyarbie, Apr 10, 2003.

  1. ryhoyarbie

    ryhoyarbie Well-Known Member

    ok i have an update on this thread. i found out that there is going to be independence day 2 from the same director and producer who helped wrote this first one. they said that the movie should come out sometime in the summer of 2005 or 2006. they said that they think bill pullman and jeff goldblum will return but they don't know about wil smith. they said they got a good idea for the story after what happened on september 11th, saying that they were going to do a movie where all the people of earth come together to fight the same aliens from thefirst movie after they find out that more aliens are coming to earth to take revenge on what happened the first time they invaded earth....

    thats what i read from some website from producer dean devlin..

  2. ryhoyarbie

    ryhoyarbie Well-Known Member

    so no comments on this thing...no one is interested in independence day 2 huh.....hmmm......

  3. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Well the first movie was pretty awful and didn't do as well as they had hoped - making a second one is going to be painful to say the least.
  4. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    What? Independence Day was enormous. It raked in over 306 million dollars at the box office and was the 7th largest grossing film of all time in 1997. Right behind Jedi. After blockbuster films like Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and the new Star Wars films over the past 6 years ID4 has been bumped to 14.

    There's no justification to say it under-performed. All reports were to the contrary. Films are a gamble and no studio expects a film without a previous tie-in to cross the 200 million mark. The first Harry Potter was considered an incredible success at 10 million more than ID4. That claim makes little sense to me.

    The picture received mixed reviews. Critics pointed out its cartoony plot, but the FX and overall energy of the film moved audiences. It's not my favorite movie, but it's a good time and I'm glad they're making another one. It had definitely carved a permanent niche in film history.
  5. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Really ? Oh, well i thought it wasn't all that popular - i remember them hyping the heck out of it for a year and most people were dissapointed. I liked the nice graphics - but the i thought the plotline was pretty much non-existant and the acting was very wooden considering the people they had in the cast.
  6. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Yup, it had a pretty thin plot. It was a very American type of film and probably fared better with audiences here. The recent wave of patriotism is probably the very reason they plan to bring it back now, although a sequel has been in the works for years.

    I liked the FX shots and the spirit of the film, but the story and acting alone were pure cheese. I actually think that was part of its charm. There's no way that they could make it realistic and keep the pacing so they went the tougue and cheek rout.

    Will Smith has never been on the top of my list. I wouldn't mind his sitting out this time around. I would like to see Pullman and Goldblum back. It's the type of film that you turn your brain off and have a good time.
  7. ryhoyarbie

    ryhoyarbie Well-Known Member

    yep, critics call these types of films "popcorn" films for some odd reason! i guess that you can go in and eat your popcorn and sit back and have a good time...but you can do that with any movie! i always thought that making a sequel to what is know as a blockbuster film would be risky..that is why something like ghostbusters 2 wasn't made til 5 years after the 1st one came out because no one wanted to damage a great film that was made. but it's hollywood and there have been sequels to movies where i didn't like but a second id4 doesn't sound that bad at all.

  8. trekkie1701E

    trekkie1701E Well-Known Member

    As long as ID 2 has Jeff Goldblum and Will Smith, I'll be happy :)
  9. ryhoyarbie

    ryhoyarbie Well-Known Member

    i heard that will smith doesn't want to do another id4 movie...but things may change..

  10. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Having Smith would eat into the budget. I think they should go with another star. Someone fresh and interesting that wasn't as expensive. I think 30 million dollars is better spent on FX. :concern: They could afford all of the other actors for a lot cheaper.
  11. Cantus Rock

    Cantus Rock Well-Known Member

    Ah, Independance Day..

    *Breaks into song*

    Sorry about that. Its just that ID4 was the movie I saw on my first date. Eh, the date sucked. Movie was cool though.

    I'll definitely be seeing this sequel. Underneath my intellectual, well-spoken exterior, I am a total sucker for wicked effects and stupidly plotted action flicks. :p

  12. electricmayhem

    electricmayhem Well-Known Member

    I'd go see a sequel, I think it could be fun. I agree about the plot and everything but it was just an enjoyable movie in the long run. I'd definitely want to see Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum back though! :D
  13. sarah_yzma

    sarah_yzma Well-Known Member

    who doesn't;)

    i'm not much into shoot em up movies, but independance day had an attempt at a plot (most just pretend) so i liked it....

    ME TOO!!!!!

  14. ryhoyarbie

    ryhoyarbie Well-Known Member

    who's all in line to go see freddy vs jason? i am!!!!!!! movie got knocked back from june 13th to august 15th...

  15. CraigD

    CraigD Well-Known Member

    Hated Independance Day with a passion. I understand that it was intentionally cheesy, but when you make a corny film and then expect people to take it seriously in the final act - it doesn't work.

    Hated it almost as much as Armageddon - a film that pretty much did the same thing.

    Hopefully the sequel will fall through.

    Yet I'll go see Freddy vs Jason. Why? I don't know. Guess it has to do with the obsessions I had as a teen with those two franchises.

  16. wolfy

    wolfy Well-Known Member

    Well, I kind of liked Independence Day, but then I like Harry Connick, Jr. Especially when he is proposing to Will...(heeheehee)

    "Popcorn" movies, eh? The old "disengage brain, open mouth, enjoy the show" kind of thing?

    And how many Ben Affleck movies does THAT cover? Besides all of them?

    (Oh, can't STAND that person...first thing I saw him in was "Pearl Harbor," and he walked around with closeups of white spittle in the corners of his mouth the whole movie...EWWWWW!)

    gagging now...
  17. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    Bill Pullman's father used to be my grandfather's barber.

    Yeah, me and Bill get together all the time! We're like brothers!:rolleyes: Yeah right.

    But, his father was my grandfather's barber. They have a big sign in Hornell, NY "Home of Bill Pullman!" (this has becvome a running gag between me and my brother) It's interesting, considering I don't think he lived there that long.
  18. ryhoyarbie

    ryhoyarbie Well-Known Member

    hey that's a cool story...

    moving on...jason vs. freddy.....think it will be any good?....think that horror movies aren't that good any more?...

    i will go see this movie just like craig, but i don't know why. maybe because i saw all those freddy movies when i was a kid, even though the last 4 were dumb. i just want to see what freddy does to jason and vice versa..

  19. electricmayhem

    electricmayhem Well-Known Member

    I don't watch horror movies because...ah, well...basically I'm a big scared wimp! So no, I will not be seeing Jason vs. Freddy.
  20. Cantus Rock

    Cantus Rock Well-Known Member


    You can come chill with me Kris. :) I am not really scared par se, I'm just very selective about the horror flicks I see. I doubt I'll be seeing this one.


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