History Film / IndependenceDay

22nd Jan '17 3:18:54 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* CurbstompBattle: The aliens' assault against the humans, until the humans are able to devise a way to deal with the aliens' DeflectorShields.

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* CurbstompBattle: The aliens' humans' assault against the humans, aliens, until the humans are able to devise a way to deal with the aliens' DeflectorShields.
15th Jan '17 6:46:29 AM DarcyFoster
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** The original ending had a [[spoiler:rejected Russell Casse stealing a missile, strapping it to his biplane and flying that into the alien ship. Had that happened in reality, the plane would have stalled and fallen when attempting to reach the ship's cannon.]]
11th Dec '16 9:46:38 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* CombatPragmatist: General Grey. He's also very GenreSavvy. When the captured alien starts to attack the President's mind telepathically, everyone is standing around completely unsure of what to do, but Grey cuts through to a solution very quickly. "Is that glass bulletproof?" ''"No, Sir!"'' Cue everyone with a gun to start emptying their magazines into the alien. The alien dies ''real'' quick.

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* CombatPragmatist: General Grey. He's also very GenreSavvy. When the captured alien starts to attack the President's mind telepathically, everyone is standing around completely unsure of what to do, but Grey cuts through to a solution very quickly. "Is that glass bulletproof?" ''"No, Sir!"'' Cue everyone with a gun to start emptying their magazines into the alien. The alien dies ''real'' quick.



* GenreSavvy: The characters figure out what the DeflectorShield does just from being aware of them from science fiction. Hiller declares "they must have some kind of protective shield over the hull". Yes, he picked the term "shield" which matches the sci-fi standard, but there's easily enough context for the non-savvy to understand just fine.
8th Dec '16 11:36:02 AM LtFedora
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-->''"Didn't I promise you fireworks?"''

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-->''"Didn't ->''"Didn't I promise you fireworks?"''
8th Dec '16 11:34:56 AM LtFedora
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* WarRoom: Air Force One has one, where Whitmore, Grey, and Nimzicki observe the initial counterattack. Later, the command center of Area 51 is converted into one for the final battle.
30th Nov '16 8:18:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* BikiniBar: Jasmine is named as a stripper in dialogue, but we only ever see her in one of these. Justified as when we see her go into her routine, she notices no one is interested due to the invasion.


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* FamilyFriendlyStripper: Jasmine is named as a stripper in dialogue, but we only ever see her dancing in a bikini. Justified as when we see her go into her routine, she notices no one is interested due to the invasion.
26th Nov '16 12:51:28 PM LtFedora
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** ShoutOutToShakespeare: Whitmore's famous speech was a reworked version of the King's St Crispin's Day Speech in ''Theatre/HenryV''.
25th Nov '16 11:28:27 AM LtFedora
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* RealityIsUnrealistic: When Hiller first meets the President, they only shake hands. This is correct, as he's uncovered (not wearing headgear) and thus he's not required to salute.
25th Nov '16 11:08:01 AM LtFedora
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** USS ''Georgia'' notifies Atlantic Command of the ship over Iraq. The Middle East is under the theater area of authority for Central Command.


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* ArtisticLicenseShips: Multiple with the submarine USS ''Georgia'', which reports on the alien ship coming in over Iraq.
** The real ''Georgia'' is an Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine. The submarine shown is a ''Los Angeles''-class attack submarine.
** No submarine would be surfaced while operating in enemy waters. In fact, the Persian Gulf is only ninety meters at its deepest point, nowhere near deep enough for a US submarine to operate.
11th Nov '16 3:12:06 PM DarcyFoster
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** 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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