Will Smith Month #4: Independence Day, Enemy of the State

Independence Day

If you are looking for a movie that is insanely ostentatious and brilliantly adrenaline-charged in equal measures and in every aspect, then Independence Day might just be what you are looking for. The first quarter, in this Rolland Elmmerich produced roller coaster, is of a very decent albeit alien invasion cliché film, while the other three quatres are that of a rather unwatchable exploration film. Endowed with the puniest brains, Independence Day creates a wall to wall blitzkrieg of exploding cars, whizzing spaceships, overturning cars and rather seething reptilian alien creatures.

Independence Day is about a group of gallant humans who are trying to save the world from extremely vicious extraterrestrials with Will Smith as the main character and David Pullman, as the President in this 70 million budget movie. The movie borrows from Aliens, War of The worlds and every other science fiction movie. Directed by Roland Emmerich and produced by Dean Delvin, the science fiction invasion flick is not only fast paced but is also filled with very expensive special effects and a rather upscale action sequence.

Unlike all the other alien invasion films, Independence Day is cosmically xenophobic, rousing and ferociously patriotic just the way that a great science fiction is supposed to be. If you are looking for a movie that is more spectacular and additionally intriguing ever since the Star Wars trilogy and one of the main guilt pleasures of all time that has been written to restore the order of the century then Independence Day is a must watch.

Enemy of the State

In this highly spirited action, which consists of a balance between, an almost introspective attitude that is usually directed towards surveillance phobias and movie clichés, an Attorney (Will Smith) unwittingly comes into possession of a highly classified information about an assassination. The attorney finds himself framed for another murder, and is forced to form an association with an enigmatic information trader who happens to be the only person who can assist Will Smith clear his name and bring to light the corruption in the NSA ( National Security Agent).

Directed by Tony Scott and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, this thriller not only excites but is also intensifying. In addition, the screen play by David Marcoroni injects a surprisingly kinetic sense of style into the movie. The humor in this 1998 thriller is unforced so is the social criticism, which highlights the dark side of the government. Will Smiths likeableness and charisma definitely goes a long way in compromising the viewer’s empathy and although Gene Hackman recaps his conversational role, his role has been restricted to running circles around the main character.

The movie is on the brink of being disastrously overlong, with a running time of two and a half hours and the third class acting sting, makes it even worse. But all in all, we cannot deny the fact that the movie has some great action moments, with the right amount of energy to bombshell you through the elucidation deliveries.


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