Independence DaySaster

 (342)3.41 h 29 min2013PG-13
When Earth is attacked by hostile aliens, a firefighter and rogue scientist team up to build the only weapon capable of defeating the attackers Stars Ryan Merriman and Tom Everett Scott.
W. D. Hogan
Ryan MerrimanTom Everett ScottAndrea Brooks
Science FictionHorror
English [CC]
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Emily HolmesKeenan Tracey
Lisa HansenPaul HertzbergTom BerryJohn Prince
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Mark J. HouseReviewed in the United States on June 19, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Not Quite a Disaster
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One of SciFi Channel's clear ripoffs of good scifi films which means of course that it absolutely, positively, has NO business.........being rated bad, in this case. This film is surprisingly well made but yes, it combines effects and stuff like spaceships, storylines, and other things to make a mashup of several movies including Independence Day, War of the Worlds, and Battleship. The name and DVD cover alone shows a copy of Independence Day. The way they finally destroy the invasion is also VERY similar. The ships carrying the "flying razor saw balls" like on Battleship were buried underground and mining Earth to become toxic to humans much like War of the Worlds. Even though this is clearly a borderline infringement on about three different franchises this movie is actually VERY well made for a TV movie. PG-13 for war like violence. Surprise! Not too bad at all!
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OzziealReviewed in the United States on August 13, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
A fun Saturday afternoon timewaster with lots of decent digital effects
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Borrowing heavily from 'Independence Day' this film is a budget SyFy channel Saturday afternoon timewaster. But it's surprisingly watchable with lots of fair digital effects and a competent (if ridiculous) plot.

Basically, machines beneath the earth are being awakened by the arrival of their mother ship from somewhere out in deep space. And the day has to be saved by the US president, his brother, his son and a few other hangers-on. It's silly, but so was the original 'Independence Day'. Once the scene is set and the introductions made at the start of the film things speed up quite quickly and the pace is kept up from that point. The invading machines get a lot of screen time however we never learn too much about who the aliens are or why they are planning on invading the earth.

At the end of the day, this film just wants to sweep you along with a lot of special effects and fun plot with a number of reasonably likable characters. And it does this quite well. And fortunately there isn't a lot of cheesy romance that SyFy movies tend to gravitate to. I thought this film was lots of fun.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on July 13, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Aliens Beware. The World Will Not Give Up The Battle on Earth or In Space.
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I know others will see my endorsement and shake their heads in disbelief. Remember people that this a disaster movie and the lines between fact and fiction become blurred and disappear all together. For a SyFy TV movie I thought the acting and story line were good. The special were surprisingly pretty good. Others will tear this film apart nit picking what could have done different, let them. This is what if story done quit well on a TV budget and not a Theater size mega size bottomless budget. The way Independence Day-Saster ended showing the aliens are not giving up to soon tells me that there may be a sequel at some time such as the original Independence Day now has a sequel in the works. I am glad I bought and watched this movie finally. Have fun with the film.
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Kindle CustomerReviewed in the United States on September 2, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good acting and a little different twist on a disaster for all of earth. A good entry on the disaster movie front.
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As Disaster movies go this one was fun and interesting. Your bound to compare it to Independence Day but it does have it's own story line and the acting was good. Disengage your science knowledge and don't worry about how the Alien mechanisms could have gone undetected by modern day technology and you'll have a fun few hours of viewing. Heroes young and middle aged are in this story so there is something for all. If your a Fan of Sci Fi disaster movies you'll like this.
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JP FishReviewed in the United States on December 3, 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars
Space Aliens and Explosions. Just add popcorn!
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Good light Sy Fy fair. It won't change your life or anything. But it was entertaining with no F bombs or offensive behavior. Unless of course you count the rudeness of the aliens who keep blowing up landmarks without any reason or provocation. I will not add any spoilers about heroes getting killed or the Earth loosing in the end. That kind of stuff didn't happen here either. Just a good , not so old, invasion movie ready to role. Don't forget the popcorn.
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Kindle Good CustomerReviewed in the United States on March 29, 2021
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Usually disaster movie can be grim, but in this one, there is a light-heartedness that makes it really enjoyable.
John C. Hansen Jr.Reviewed in the United States on October 18, 2020
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😘Lucy😘Reviewed in the United States on April 14, 2021
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