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Independent Aliens

Posted in Aliens, Science Fiction, UFOs with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 11, 2017 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Independence Day

If you’re an older sci-fi fan, you no doubt watched the patriotic UFO invasion mega blockbuster, Independence Day (1996). If you’re younger and/or have not seen it, read as though your life depended on it. Or not.

Independence Day

An alien spacecraft 1/4 the size of the moon is headed our way. Hard to miss. The mothership spits out a few dozen “smaller” ships 15 miles across. The ships strategically position themselves over high value targets like Washington, D.C. and Hollywood, with the intent to dead kill us all with devastating beams of doom.

Independence Day

Before the military can respond in kind, the aliens have turned major cities all over the world into urban fire pits. Our weapons are as useless as non-alcoholic beer, with the aliens launching even smaller UFOs to further rub our faces in it.Independence Day

A highly-believable plan is devised: fly the recovered UFO that double-parked in Roswell, NM in 1947 (kept in storage), into space, dock with the mothership, upload a computer virus that renders the alien’s deflecto shields inoperable, (all the while hoping an Apple™ computer can seamlessly interface with alien technology), deliver a nuclear device as a last “f*ck you,” then undock and fly home in 30 seconds without getting blown up. This all sounds like a booze dream I once had.

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The alien’s arrival is stunning, as is the air combat scenes and the blowing up of entire cities. Where it slows down is with three love stories interwoven into the plot. But hey, if we didn’t have the love angle, all we’d be left with is exciting extraterrestrial action, flying saucers, bombs, and the blowing up of cities.

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Still, Independence Day is one of the better alien invasion/love story movies out there.

Resurging Aliens

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Independence Day: Resurgence

No sooner do I post a blog (or “blawg”) about Godzilla’s new movie being titled Godzilla: Resurgence, now comes a 20-years-later sequel to Independence Day (1996) called Independence Day: Resurgence. I know Hollywood’s been running out of ideas, but now they’re in short supply of titles where they have to rip off Godzilla?

(Ironic note: ID: R is once again directed by Roland Emmerich, the guy who ruined Godzilla in 1998 with his remake.)

Independence Day: Resurgence

Independence Day: Resurgence picks up 20 years after earth smacked ass on the invading aliens that nearly destroyed our watering hole. This was accomplished by uploading a computer virus to the alien’s Mothership, which caused the extraterrestrial defenses to be rendered null and void, thus allowing tried ’n true missiles to smack ass. (Good thing alien Motherships are compatible with Apple™ laptops.)

Independence Day: Resurgence

Independence Day: Resurgence, which comes out in spring 2016, features original stars Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman and 81 year-old Judd Hirsch. (And I thought he looked old 20 years ago.) Missing in alien action is Will Smith, who probably didn’t see the point in remaking the same movie. Smart man.

That said, the trailer all but gives away the entire movie and ending. Not surprising – why do a flick that has the aliens winning? Clearly, we have more than enough missiles/Mac computers to handle the job.