History Film / IndependenceDay

21st Nov '17 6:01:40 AM k410ren
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* BoomHeadshot: Major Mitchell [[spoiler: kills the captive alien who just tried to telekinetically attack the President with ''three'' of these]].

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* BoomHeadshot: Major Mitchell [[spoiler: kills [[spoiler:kills the captive alien who just tried to telekinetically attack the President with ''three'' of these]].



* DroneOfDread: The alien destroyers charging up their weapons is accompanied by a droning trombone sound. Also accompanied by PsychoStrings.



** Most notable of all comes during the climax, when [[spoiler: the alien controller in the mothership hangar realises a nuke is about to go off five feet in front of his face]].

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** Most notable of all comes during the climax, when [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the alien controller in the mothership hangar realises a nuke is about to go off five feet in front of his face]].



* VSign: Hiller flashes one [[spoiler: before firing the nuke to destroy the mothership]].

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* VSign: Hiller flashes one [[spoiler: before [[spoiler:before firing the nuke to destroy the mothership]].
28th Oct '17 12:44:17 AM LtFedora
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** Hiller also has one when meeting with General Gray. Hiller asks the General to be transfered back to El Toro, where he told Jazmine to go with Dylan, his stepson, only for the General to inform Hiller that El Toro had been destroyed.

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** Hiller also has one when meeting with General Gray.Grey. Hiller asks the General to be transfered back to El Toro, where he told Jazmine to go with Dylan, his stepson, only for the General to inform Hiller that El Toro had been destroyed.



** General Gray refers to a single AWACS as an AWAC. The "s" is not to pluralise it, as the acronym stands for "Airborne Warning And Control System".

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** General Gray Grey refers to a single AWACS as an AWAC. The "s" is not to pluralise it, as the acronym stands for "Airborne Warning And Control System".
27th Oct '17 9:13:36 PM Lanes17B
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** Hiller also has one when meeting with General Gray. Hiller asks the General to be transfered back to El Toro, where he told Jazmine to go with Dylan, his stepson, only for the General to inform Hiller that El Toro had been destroyed.
27th Oct '17 9:02:40 PM Lanes17B
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* SoleSurvivor: Out of all the members of Black Knight squadron that left [[SemperFi MAS El Toro]] to fight the city destroyer above Los Angeles,[[CurbStompBattle only Hiller made it out of the battle alive.]]
** After General Grey [[spoiler: informs Hiller that El Toro was destroyed, Jazmine and the survivors she managed to gather head to El Toro, and judging by the fact that there are no military personnel among survivors, its implied that Hiller was the only one stationed in El Toro to still be alive by the films end.]]
27th Oct '17 11:15:20 AM LtFedora
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* DisconnectedByDeath: The Air Force goes out to recon the alien ships. The pilot is so horrified by the sight of their weapon's capacity for destruction that he doesn't pull up and away from the rapidly expanding fireball in time. Back at the Pentagon, the military officer bangs fruitlessly on the phone button before he realizes that the connection was lost because the recon plane was.

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* DisconnectedByDeath: The Air Force goes out to recon the alien ships. The pilot is so horrified by the sight of their weapon's capacity for destruction the fireball as the ship enters the atmosphere that he doesn't pull up and away from the rapidly expanding fireball in time. Back at the Pentagon, White House, the military officer bangs fruitlessly on the phone button before he realizes that the connection was lost because the recon plane was.
27th Oct '17 9:58:31 AM DustSnitch
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** It's taken to an extreme, which shouldn't be surprising since this is a Roland Emmerich film. Amongst the casualties are the Empire State Building, the White House, the U.S. Bank Tower, and the pyramids of Giza. The trailers spoiled this one big-time. The first thing you see is the decapitated head of the Statue of Liberty, after the alien attack.

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** It's taken to an extreme, which shouldn't be surprising since this is a Roland Emmerich film. Amongst the casualties are the Empire State Building, the White House, the U.S. Bank Tower, and the pyramids of Giza. The trailers spoiled this one big-time. The first thing you see is the decapitated head of the Statue of Liberty, Art/StatueOfLiberty, after the alien attack.
21st Oct '17 1:41:51 AM LtFedora
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*** When the orignal ending was scraped, a brief segment was added to the news bulletin of his arrest to indicate that he was a pilot in Vietnam.

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*** When the orignal ending was scraped, scrapped, a brief segment was added to the news bulletin of his arrest to indicate that he was a pilot in Vietnam.
21st Oct '17 1:39:48 AM LtFedora
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** Russell has experience with crop dusting, but seems to be able to pilot a fighter plane just fine. PlayedWith in the novelization and original -- Major Mitchell refuses to allow Russell to pilot a fighter jet because he's drunk, so the latter eventually shows up during the fight with a ''nuclear missile strapped to his old biplane''.

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** Russell has experience with crop dusting, but seems to be able to pilot a fighter plane just fine. PlayedWith in the novelization and original -- Major Mitchell refuses to allow Russell to pilot a fighter jet because he's drunk, so the latter eventually shows up during the fight with a ''nuclear missile ''missile strapped to his old biplane''.biplane''.
*** When the orignal ending was scraped, a brief segment was added to the news bulletin of his arrest to indicate that he was a pilot in Vietnam.
20th Oct '17 7:10:27 PM Lanes17B
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** Connie and Julius both mention that David, a capable electronics' engineer, settled with merely being employed by a cable company. Care to guess who not only discovered the Aliens' hidden attack signal, but devised a way to sabotage the alien ships' computer systems?

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** Connie and Julius both mention that David, a capable electronics' engineer, settled with merely being employed by a cable company. Care to guess who not only discovered the Aliens' hidden attack signal, while working at said cable company, but also [[spoiler: devised a way to sabotage the alien ships' computer systems? systems?]]
20th Oct '17 7:08:28 PM Lanes17B
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** Similarly, a television reporter mentions in passing that much of the current information that anybody has is being passed around via amateur radio operators, given the widespread destruction of the government-run infrastructures [[note]]Which is actually a role that amateur radio fills
in RealLife[[/note]]. Guess how the remaining military forces pass word to each other to coordinate their final counter-attack?

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** Similarly, a television reporter mentions in passing that much of the current information that anybody has is being passed around via amateur radio operators, given the widespread destruction of the government-run infrastructures [[note]]Which [[note]] Which is actually a role that amateur radio fills
fills in RealLife[[/note]]. Guess how the remaining military forces pass word to each other to coordinate their final counter-attack?
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