FOWC with Fandango — Battery

So there was a terrible movie, released on July 4, 1996. It was called “Independence Day” and was about the invasion of Earth by Aliens (not from Central America — the outer space variety).

It featured an all-star cast and made mountains of money.

Directed by Roland Emmerich
Produced by Dean Devlin
Written by  Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich


Will Smith
Bill Pullman
Jeff Goldblum
Mary McDonnell
Judd Hirsch
Margaret Colin
Randy Quaid
Robert Loggia
James Rebhorn
Vivica A. Fox
Harvey Fierstein

Budget $75 million
Box office $817.4 million

Remember Jeff Goldblum’s Apple computer? How it ran all day for a week, was never recharged yet still had enough juice in it to send a virus to the spaceship trying to destroy the Earth?

I want THAT battery. 

12 thoughts on “REMEMBER INDEPENDENCE DAY? THE MOVIE, NOT THE ONE IN 1776. – Marilyn Armstrong

  1. I live the focus of your disbelief. Aliens invading? Sure, totally possible. Death rays coordinated from space, annihilating all major centers of power around the globe? Sure. Sure. It could happen. A computer that can upload a virus even though we have less than an hour to devise a system of integration in an unknown language written by telepaths? Heck yeah!

    But a long-lived battery without backup? C’mon!!! Who are they trying to kid?


  2. The best thing about the movie was the soundtrack. The score was beautifully written by David Arnold. Once I got the tape (then CD), I never watched the movie again. Too many cliches and too much b.s., but the music was awesome.

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  3. Me too.., where can I buy one? True the movie was terrible, but the A-list cast and moments of comedy made it watchable. I’ve watched it a couple of times just for brainless entertainment.


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