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Will Smith In For Independence Day 2 & 3

CmdrTaco posted more than 3 years ago | from the exploding-national-monuments dept.

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bowman9991 writes "If one isn't enough, there are reports that two sequels to Roland Emmerich's 1996 alien invasion blockbuster Independence Day are in the works. Will Smith is back too. Apparently he delayed a sequel earlier by asking for too much money." Other rumors include using an iPad to destroy the alien space ships this time, and letting Obama fly a biplane. Data will have a 5-minute monologue about what it means to be human.

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Will Smith asking for too much money? (3, Insightful)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686570)

Any amount sufficient to put him through an acting class would be a worthwhile investment. For that matter, throw in a few directing classes for Roland Emmerich while you're splurging. But (and this is a REALLY crazy idea), I think they might be even better served this time by spending at least 1/100th of the money on the actual screenplay that they're spending on catering.

Re:Will Smith asking for too much money? (5, Insightful)

somersault (912633) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686700)

Actually, for the last few years Will Smith has been one of my favourite actors. Have you seen Seven Pounds, The Pursuit of Happyness or Ali for example? All serious movies in which he does a good job, and of course he still does a good job in lighter movies too. The fact that I can take him seriously in the serious movies after watching so much Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as a kid says to me that he's a good actor..

Re:Will Smith asking for too much money? (5, Insightful)

mdarksbane (587589) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686952)

Will Smith seems like one of those actors who is really dependent on good direction. By that I mean someone who doesn't just let him run out of control with a scene. Personally I see that in a lot of comedians - they've got talent, but you need someone who can direct that talent instead of just letting them go on way past the point where the joke was funny or the character was believable.

Re:Will Smith asking for too much money? (2, Informative)

lee1 (219161) | more than 3 years ago | (#31687072)

Watch Six Degrees of Separation, from about 1993. I think this movie shows that he's actually a very talented actor who's been used as an action hero by some bad directors in movies with execrable scripts. If you think of Independence Day when you think if Will Smith, then this film (actually a filmed play, with a single set, if I recall correctly) will be a big surprise.

Re:Will Smith asking for too much money? (3, Funny)

Ubergrendle (531719) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686728)

I'm fairly certain when no one bittorents these movies, the MPAA will credit it to a) advances in DRM, or b) creating a big budget 3D theatre experience that can't be recreated at home. In reality, it will be because a hole in the space time continuum will be ripped open through the collasal gravity well of SUCK.

Re:Will Smith asking for too much money? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#31686886)

Man... this is crazy... like April Fools day or something. Oh wait...

Re:Will Smith asking for too much money? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#31686912)

Bitter much?

Re:Will Smith asking for too much money? (1)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 3 years ago | (#31687018)

Not as much as DJ Jazzy Jeff.

Re:Will Smith asking for too much money? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#31686982)

In before Wol Smoth [tinypic.com]

Crap (1, Insightful)

COMON$ (806135) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686572)

It will be the matrix all over again....

Re:Crap (5, Insightful)

celibate for life (1639541) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686598)

The 1st Matrix movie was good. I don't see the analogy.

Re:Crap (1)

jollyreaper (513215) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686752)

The 1st Matrix movie was good. I don't see the analogy.

Just imagine if the second two ID4 movies are good. Alanis Morissette might write a song about it.

Re:Crap (1)

FTWinston (1332785) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686878)

Hmm, ID4...
So next up, is it ID4-2 and ID4-3, or ID5 and ID6 - followed 20 years later by a prequal trilogy?

Re:Crap (3, Funny)

krou (1027572) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686962)

I suspect it'll be ID4-2-3D ...

Re:Crap (-1, Offtopic)

commodore64_love (1445365) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686986)

I think Lucas did a really effective job of showing how Lord Vader/Anakin Skywalker was actually just a ponce - i.e. like your typical tyrant.

Re:Crap (2, Funny)

Captain Hook (923766) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686990)

wouldn't ID4-2 be ID2?

Re:Crap (1)

iotaborg (167569) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686776)

Speaking of which, Will Smith was initially asked to play Neo in the Matrix, but declined (and did Wild Wild West instead). I think the world would be a very different place if that happened...

Re:Crap (1)

commodore64_love (1445365) | more than 3 years ago | (#31687056)

Yeah we wouldn't have that Wild West video which sat on top of the TRL (total request live) chart for half-a-year until finally MTV got sick of it and forced it into retirement.

The world would be deprived.

(cough)

Re:Crap (4, Insightful)

mike2R (721965) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686980)

You know, I rather like Independence Day. I'm not trying to claim it was a work of art or anything, but it was a fun alien invasion movie.

Admittedly I'm a sucker for fight-or-humanity-will-perish speeches...

Re:Crap (1)

polar red (215081) | more than 3 years ago | (#31687102)

you really should see 'Mars attacks' then. now THAT was a fun movie.

Re:Crap (1)

Dr_Barnowl (709838) | more than 3 years ago | (#31687126)

Yeah, something about duty and honour really chokes me up these days... it must be the "guy" equivalent of whatever romance means to girls.

This predidential speech and the one in Armageddon both have me close to tears, as does the moment when Bruce Willis pushes the button to blow up the asteroid, and the bit where Robert Duvall flies the spaceship into the comet in Deep Impact.

Re:Crap (1)

UnknowingFool (672806) | more than 3 years ago | (#31687092)

I think he means this [xkcd.com] :

Re:Crap (5, Funny)

HungryHobo (1314109) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686616)

It's a pity they never made any sequels to that movie.
It was really fantastic.

Re:Crap (1, Funny)

Gruturo (141223) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686692)

It's a pity they never made any sequels to that movie.
It was really fantastic.

Obligatory XKCD reference [xkcd.com]

your favorite _______ sucks. (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#31686946)

What the Matrix sequels should have been (3, Interesting)

Junior J. Junior III (192702) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686880)

It's a pity they never made any sequels to that movie.
It was really fantastic.

Matrix 2: A complete re-telling of the first story, this time told as a documentary with dramatic re-enactments, produced by a mainstream media infopinionewstainment law enforcement/most wanted show, colluding with the government of the Matrix world. Morpheus and Neo demonized and shown to be degenerate, immoral, psychopaths, and terrorists. By allegory this would show what our own culture does to radicals. The film ends with Neo being captured, the cliffhanger being his arraignment. Albino milli vanilli twins are conspicuously absent, and there is no goth night club anywhere.

Matrix 3: The trial of Neo. Rather than using kung fu, he has to use legal fu to get out of his predicament. The trial is mostly a show trial, the charges are bogus, well, ok the charges are legitimate but the order that Neo was trying to bring down was anything but... and somehow Neo's got to be able to take the stand in order to expose the truth of what the Matrix is to the virtual public.

That would have made the trilogy completely awesome.

Re:What the Matrix sequels should have been (1)

Thanshin (1188877) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686970)

and somehow Neo's got to be able to take the stand in order to expose the truth

I don't think we're talking about the same Neo.

Leave it at "...and somehow Neo's got to be able to stand".

You know, for inanimate objects, standing is already quite a feat.

P.S.: I was going to suggest "...be able to transmit some information". But that could be solved by writing on his face.

Re:Crap (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#31686658)

Except that "The Matrix" was actually an interesting movie.

Re:Crap (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#31686662)

You mean parts 2 and 3 will also make a complete mockery of the first part? And, in this case, not suck?

Re:Crap (1)

iCantSpell (1162581) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686672)

It will be the matrix all over again....

The matrix was a fine piece of garbage, just like spiderman(1-3), terminator(4), alien/predator(*), rocky(1-99), rambo(*) and even movies with the word "movie" in it.

Re:Crap (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#31686868)

Have you even watched First Blood? It's a rather good movie I enjoy watching to this day.

Why? (5, Insightful)

ground.zero.612 (1563557) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686596)

Seriously, why do movies generate so much nerd rage? It's not like it was called "Independence Day: the real life prophecy of the truths to come."

It was a movie, made to entertain the masses. Was it any worse than Men in Black? I happened to have enjoyed both films actually. Queue the continued nerd rage in 3...2...1...

Re:Why? (1)

PhongUK (1301747) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686618)

Because sequels are often a complete cop-out.

Re:Why? (1)

ground.zero.612 (1563557) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686790)

Yes, I agree that often times sequels are not up to par. I am one of those people that knows that the Matrix is not a trilogy.

I just don't see any reason to get all mad about them. As an example, those other movies in no way detracted from my enjoyment of the Matrix, IMHO.

Re:Why? (1)

PhongUK (1301747) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686810)

I agree that people can get a bit hyper about shit sequels. The same is done for computer games though to be honest and while i have more important things to worry about in my life, they clearly don't :D

Re:Why? (2, Insightful)

Grizzley9 (1407005) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686862)

Yeah, because all of nerdom hates The Black Knight.

Re:Why? (3, Funny)

edittard (805475) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686716)

Queue the continued nerd rage in 3...2...1...

Righto. Should we form the line to the left or the right?

Re:Why? (1)

cmiller173 (641510) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686846)

Oh, I almost totally missed that ground.zero.612 wants his nerd rage orderly, otherwise he would have cued the nerd rage which would have resulted in an unruly mob of rage.

Re:Why? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#31686876)

This is no time to behave in civilized way. I say we go en masse.

Re:Why? (2, Funny)

ground.zero.612 (1563557) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686894)

Queue the continued nerd rage in 3...2...1...

Righto. Should we form the line to the left or the right?

To the left. Here in the US that's the side that has oncoming traffic.

Re:Why? (1)

Talderas (1212466) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686934)

How can you possibly make a sequel to Independence Day? They defeated the aliens.

Independence Day 2 - The aliens are back with a vengeance!
Independence Day 3 - After hijacking a mothership using an iPad nano, Will Smith and Jeff Goldbloom take the fight to the alien homeworld!

Also, were the aliens migratory, as in the moved from planet to planet like a swarm of locusts?

Re:Why? (1)

MistrBlank (1183469) | more than 3 years ago | (#31687090)

They blew up the mothership, they blew up many of the ships hovering the globe. There is no indication that the whole race was eradicated.

April Fools' Day? (2, Funny)

DiademBedfordshire (1662223) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686608)

Please let it be an early April Fools' Day joke.

Re:April Fools' Day? (1)

Kamokazi (1080091) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686920)

omg ponies?

Re:April Fools' Day? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#31686928)

And I am sure Data won't have a monologue about what it means to be human. Instead, Will Smith will use the iPad to upload all of Data's poetry (see "Ode to Spot") to the aliens computer like in "A Fist Full of Data's" and their holodeck will start talking about how Felis Cattus is the taxonomic nomenclature an endothermic quadruped carnivorous by nature or whatever that quote was (I didn't look it up; guess that makes me a geek).

Re:April Fools' Day? (1)

Gadget_Guy (627405) | more than 3 years ago | (#31687026)

Please let it be an early April Fools' Day joke.

It had already gone midnight in New Zealand when this was posted. I assumed that this marked the start of the crap day of /. that is April Fools. Are you saying that there is a chance that it might be true???

April Fools? (2, Funny)

LtGordon (1421725) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686612)

Wednesday March 31, @09:29AM

I think they jumped the gun. At least I hope that's the case.

Not bad.... (0, Redundant)

vikingpower (768921) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686624)

...for an early 1st-of-April prank....

goddamnit (2, Insightful)

roman_mir (125474) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686628)

Aren't there other interesting stories that could be told through the art of movies that are not stupid?

Can't they finally shoot the Ring World or something like that with the same Will Smith as the main character?

Jesus holly fucker.

Re:goddamnit (-1, Offtopic)

roman_mir (125474) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686760)

Holly shitting Jesus, did I invent a new fucking saying? [google.com]

Re:goddamnit (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#31686850)

if you actually meant Holly (the plant) and not Holy, then yes, you invented the dumbest saying of all fucking time, although I don't think you can call it a saying until someone other than you says it...

Re:goddamnit (0, Troll)

roman_mir (125474) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686914)

Hollly shit, you fucking Anonymous Coward, you are right, you primitive, motherfucking, cock-licking bastard!

Re:goddamnit (0, Offtopic)

tom17 (659054) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686924)

Jesus holly fucker, I think you may be right!

Re:goddamnit (1)

GIL_Dude (850471) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686984)

I'm in for Ring World but are you seriously saying Will Smith would be Louis Wu? Or would he dress up in a Wookie outfit and be Speaker To Animals? (Yes, I know a Kzin isn't supposed to look quite like a Wookie - more catlike and all, but it was still funny). He certainly couldn't be a Pierson's Pupeteer or Teela Brown. Darn, why do I remember all their names?

I'm sure he's down with rishathra though!

Re:goddamnit (1)

roman_mir (125474) | more than 3 years ago | (#31687054)

Why not Wu? Wu was not supposed to be identifiable as someone of a specific race, is that why? The age is somewhat appropriate, but seriously, if they can do 15 feet tall blue Sigourney Weaver (I haven't seen yet, but I hear) then can't they do a bit of a makeover with Smith?

Oh dear lord. (2, Interesting)

Pandanapper (1780070) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686634)

The huddled masses of special effects lovers will pay their last drop of blood to see it too. You don't even need a storyline.

Re:Oh dear lord. (2, Informative)

eldavojohn (898314) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686832)

The huddled masses of special effects lovers will pay their last drop of blood to see it too. You don't even need a storyline.

Of course, why do you think they've announced Men in Black 3 [ugo.com] , Hancock 2 [hancock2.net] and (*shudder*) I, Robot 2 [nytimes.com] ?

And keep in mind that these are just sequels that Will Smith is involved with. Rarely I go to the theater but one of the big detractors is when every single goddamn preview before the feature film is about a sequel. It started happening frequently a couple years ago and now is just completely out of hand.

I imagine the 3D effect is going to exacerbate this situation. "Yeah, we done did Watchmen but now we need an excuse to capitalize off of Watchmen in 3D so we'll hack together a script for Watchmen 2: Who Watches Those Who Are Watching the Watchmen? Do you smell boatloads of money?"

Re:Oh dear lord. (1)

somersault (912633) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686994)

To be fair, there have actually been some decent sequels out in the last few years though - definitely as far as superhero movies go. Probably not so much when it comes to other types of movie (though I have to say I did enjoy AvP2, it's much better than the first at least). Can't wait for Iron Man 2, it is going to kick some serious ass :)

I surely can't be the only one (2, Funny)

inigopete (780297) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686642)

...who found it ironic that a film with "Independence" in the title had quite so many product placements in it.

Once you seen one Roland Emmerich (4, Insightful)

rolfwind (528248) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686660)

epic film, you've seen them all.

Same emotional highs and lows, same treatment of relationships, same everything.

You'd think a creative person would want to move on and do something different.

Re:Once you seen one Roland Emmerich (1)

Mindcontrolled (1388007) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686836)

Well, from film to film he somewhat increased the amount of destruction. How he will ever top 2012 in that regard is unclear to me. But hey, Emmerich is basically making disaster porn... You are not saying that anyone watches that stuff for the storý, are you?

Re:Once you seen one Roland Emmerich (1)

Culture20 (968837) | more than 3 years ago | (#31687008)

Well, from film to film he somewhat increased the amount of destruction. How he will ever top 2012 in that regard is unclear to me. But hey, Emmerich is basically making disaster porn... You are not saying that anyone watches that stuff for the storý, are you?

In ID4 2 (ID5?), we take the fight to the aliens' conquered planets. We destroy more than one planet! That's how the devastation increases. In ID6, Humanity destroys the aliens' whole home galaxy. 'Cause we're that cool.

Re:Once you seen one Roland Emmerich (1)

quantumplacet (1195335) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686870)

like maybe a biopic on shakespeare?

2 Sequels of a bad film? (1)

yossarianuk (1402187) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686678)

Why bother?

The First film was not exactly any good, it had a terrible script and bad acting, the effects were o.k for the time, but it was no great leap forward like jurassic park seemed a few years earlier. The CGI looked fake and the most of American nationalism on display was awful...

It is not exactly going to be compared in cinematic terms to the Godfather trilogy is it (they should have missed out Godfather 3)

Foundation (5, Insightful)

Kranerian (1427183) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686698)

The article says,

"If true, this is bad news for the already delayed Asimov Foundation trilogy: it’s likely Roland Emmerich will direct the Independance Day film after his latest film Anonymous about the life of William Shakespeare, delaying the Foundation start date even further."

Bad news? No. They seem to be under the impression that we want him to direct the Foundation Trilogy. Anything bringing the possibility of him not doing it is good news indeed.

Re:Foundation (1)

inigopete (780297) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686778)

Yes, I'm really looking forward to a film by Roland Emmerich about the life of William Shakespeare...

Re:Foundation (1)

edittard (805475) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686904)

It might be better that it's made by him than not made at all.

Re:Foundation (1)

icebrain (944107) | more than 3 years ago | (#31687106)

Be careful what you wish for. We could wind up with another Starship Troopers...

Well timed, actually (4, Funny)

DoofusOfDeath (636671) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686708)

In these two sequels, it will be the House of Representatives and the Senate buildings that get vaporized. In 3D.

This will shatter all revenue records.

Re:Well timed, actually (1)

Talderas (1212466) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686960)

Tim Burton did that with Mars Attacks!

Plot? (1)

MadDogX (1365487) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686720)

I would really like to know what the sequels will be about. I mean, at the end of the first one the "entire civilization" of evil aliens was defeated and the planet was littered with dozens of crashed city killer ships. Oh wait, I can see it now: "Independence Day 2: The Great Spring Cleaning" That shit's gonna take a while to clear up, I tell you. Maybe they should bring in WALL-E and his pals.

Re:Plot? (1)

Kranerian (1427183) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686738)

Independence Day II: The Endor Holocaust.

Title ideas (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#31686730)

ID5: The Day after Independence Day

Independence Day 2: Aliens vs. Universal Soldier

Stargate: ID2

The Day After Independence Day, 2012 on the 13th Floor: Universal Soldier SG-1 vs. Godzilla, Eight Legged Freaks, and Cavemen from 10,0000BC

Re:Title ideas (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#31686844)

Independence Day 2: The Search For More Money

Naming Technicality (4, Insightful)

NonUniqueNickname (1459477) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686748)

As a trilogy it would no longer be Independence Day. They would have to rename it to Independence Long Weekend.

Advertising for the original movie... (1)

Andy Dodd (701) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686768)

Does anyone remember all of the advertising that branded it as "ID4" (July 4...)

So we're going back... Back in time!

Re:Advertising for the original movie... (2, Funny)

dingen (958134) | more than 3 years ago | (#31687100)

Maybe they'll just skip the prequel trilogy and go straight for ID5 and 6.

YAAARRRGGHHH... (1)

torsmo (1301691) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686784)

Please, someone make a movie where the protagonist (preferably American) saves the world from the new iterations of Independence Day...

Yeah, that'll be the reason... (2, Insightful)

91degrees (207121) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686800)

Fox can now offer more as they are swimming in the massive financial returns reaped from James Cameron's Avatar.

Yeah, because the multi-billion dollar News Corporation couldn't quite manage that before.

Seriously, the amount they'll pay for a movie is based on how much they expect it to make. Not how much they have in their coffers.

At first I thought... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#31686802)

...it was an early April's Fool's Day joke ;)

Entire Plot in 1 Slashdot Comment (1)

Stregano (1285764) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686814)

You can just call me Socrates for being able to magically already know the plot.

There are more aliens that are very angry at the fact that the mothership was destroyed. What we did not know is that the aliens do live on a planet, and the higher ups on the planet decide that it is time for a war.

They send a huge alien force to Earth. Everything looks grim for the humans.

Will Smith tries and wants to give up since it seems impossible, but something gives him some magical motivation or it seems like there is no way to beat them until Jeff Goldblum thinks of something (which is odd because I never knew Jeff Goldblum was smart to begin with, but I digress).

With this new idea/more motivation, Will Smith gives it one final shot to stop the alien invasion and succeeds.

Bruce Willis cries or something emotional and then that is the end of the Independence Day Trilogy.

P.S. Jeff Goldblum sucks.

Actually, one decent plot possibility (1)

Dr. Manhattan (29720) | more than 3 years ago | (#31687118)

The original invaders were refugees, fleeing an even more powerful race. Now the humans need to team up with their former exterminators to have a hope of surviving this new threat...

HOLY HELL (2, Insightful)

decipher_saint (72686) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686818)

Just make new goddamn movies, how hard is that???

You want my movie-going dollar? Stop giving me an experience I could rent more than 10 years ago.

Good (5, Funny)

benbean (8595) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686854)

If for no other reason than the attendant publicity might finally teach the people of the Internet how to correctly spell "independence".

I would also like to see "You, Your and You're", a romantic comedy starring Jennifer Aniston or Sandra Bullock.

Bill Pullman anyone? (5, Funny)

GPLDAN (732269) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686874)

Come on... you forgot Bill Pullman as the kick-ass Fighter Pilot President. His role was so influential, GW Bush actually mimicked the role!

With an iPad... with Obama? (1)

MikeRT (947531) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686888)

Would it be too much to ask of them to make the explanation for the story be that humans spent the last 10-15 years reverse engineering their technology and now understand it enough to make a weapons that can penetrate their shields and destroy their ships?

Re:With an iPad... with Obama? (1)

Drethon (1445051) | more than 3 years ago | (#31687032)

You mean like the last season or two of Stargate?

DONGS! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#31686892)


 

No no no no no. (1)

TrebleJunkie (208060) | more than 3 years ago | (#31686932)

Please tell me that this is an early April Fools joke? Please? I'm begging, here!

bowman9991, you absolutely suck at comedy (1)

BrowncoatJedi (1006665) | more than 3 years ago | (#31687010)

That was the most unfunny Slashdot submission I have ever read. Truly a cringe-inducing experience. Holy shit.

meh (2, Interesting)

JackSpratts (660957) | more than 3 years ago | (#31687022)

could live without both smith and emmerich. would like to see goldblum though. but hey, since we're dreaming, how about a sequel to buckaroo bonzai there bigboot?

bigboo tay

- js.

Pfft (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#31687030)

Oh fuck off, this is a lame april fool's day joke.

Oh Lord! (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#31687050)

Please tell me someone's watch is running fast...

Plot Spoiler! (4, Funny)

gambit3 (463693) | more than 3 years ago | (#31687066)

In this one, the aliens come back with a different OS, and now running Antivirus!

Why do people complain... (2, Interesting)

MistrBlank (1183469) | more than 3 years ago | (#31687074)

I really hate the complaints over the ending of Independence Day.

-It was already established that the aliens were using our computer systems, at the very least our satellite networking to communicate, it isn't a stretch

-The ending is a nod to War of the Worlds where a virus stopped and killed them.

-It's an EFF'ING MOVIE. It's supposed to be entertaining and it's a movie about aliens, it's already asking you to suspend belief about the world around us.

proximity to 9-11 (0, Offtopic)

peter303 (12292) | more than 3 years ago | (#31687078)

I recall being unable to watch that movie without a lump in my stomach for a few months after 9-11. The urban destruction scenes were too close to the mark. Doesnt both now that Los Angeles or New York is now destroyed in every apocalyptic movie.

ZoneAlarm (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#31687086)

I hope this time the aliens have learned to use a firewall in their mothership.

Prediction (1)

Taylor123456789 (1354177) | more than 3 years ago | (#31687130)

Will Smith will play a black president who will save the day. Any similarities to actual people or events are coincidence, of course.

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