Movie Mistakes - Independence Day

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  • Blizzard185  - Ah Independance day!
    A good, classic popcorn movie!

    I wasn't always a fan of Will Smith, but I LOVED him in this one!
  • ybrevo  - i agree
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    on both counts
  • TooMuchFreeTime
    #4. Car 'Clipping' Fun! Movie Mistakes...mistake? lol
  • 2centschange  - about the computer operating system crap everyone
    I'm sick of people using this one when it is pointed out, though in only two lines, by goldblum why this works. It's not that he made the program to make their software work with the aliens. They did, so they could hi-jack the satellites. He's just 'using their system against them'.

    That being said, the amount of time he does this and the fact that the aliens didn't just launch satelites of their own (heck they could have sent little fighters to do the trick) is the stupid part. But stop ragging on the os/programming language stuff because they do actually cover it.
  • GuruLarry
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    But what purpose would aliens have from hacking human satellites? Especially in the 90's when there was no mass internet like there is today.

    The only benefit they would have at all is gathering information, and that's if they can translate the hundreds of languages Earth has.

    If they want to block communications with Humans, they could easily just blow the satellites up, or just fire an EMP around the planet.


    Also, why would the aliens then adapting our operating systems to run their machines? They're hundreds, if not thousands of years ahead in technology, so it would be like trying to get Crysis 3 running on BASIC. And wouldn't they assume that we could hack them if they did implement that?
  • leviadragon99
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    Silly Larry, it's not the Art department, it's clearly the Artillery department and artillery wouldn't fit on the bin's base the same way the full spelling of department didn't. All those casings and unexploded shells have to go somewhere after all. =P
  • GuruLarry
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    In a plastic bin that says not to put hot objects in? :D
  • baba44713
    This entire movie is one huge mistake.

    Actually ID is a bit special for me. It very specifically marks the moment in my growing up when I realized that Hollywood blockbuster movies might not be the most awesome thing in the world and that there is high likelihood that they often just might be total shit.

    P.S. Also, I'm from Germany, Germany! What gives? Although the local name for our city is Deutschland, to avoid the confusion.
  • David2
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    Actually there was a very simple reason for the last screw-up... the studio changed the ending because in the ORIGINAL version, Russel (aka Cousin Eddie) was supposed to fly the missile in strapped to his crop-duster. He wasn't even supposed to be with the "air assault team" because he was seen as being too drunk, so the shock of having him at the last minute show up with the much-needed missile would be "accepted".

    Of course the focus groups looked at that and said "BS" to the whole idea, SO the studio had to rush a change and put fast-sobered Cousin Eddie in a fighter with some stock footage thrown in.

    If you want to see the original ending, the DVD has it as an easter egg. Just look for the biplane.
  • Sir_D  - Who ate my sandwich?
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    I blame Vince Clortho for the stuff missing in the fridge.
  • Geffin
    Great review on a bad movie. But what's that? Guru Larry made a flub? On The fourth mistake you labeled the mistake as "Car Clipping Fun", but on the narration you said "Car Flipping Fun", so the reviewer who talks about film mistakes winds up making mistakes themselves? Ha! Just a little fun jab at you there, Larry. Take it easy. Can't wait to see your Labyrinth review. : )
  • CC*
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    it said cliping instead of fliping
  • Skyscraper
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    Man, Lone Starr really managed to climb the social ladder, didn't he? From space rogue to president of a nation! Though I suppose that means the marriage with the princess of Druidia got annulled... maybe that's how he lost Barf.
  • Goat Boy
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    The Germany gaffe is especially stupid considering ROLAND EMMERICH IS GERMAN.
  • zerozhane
    I wonder how it feels to go and pick apart a movie everyone else has already done to death. Just way over done I just wish people would come up with some original idea's for series of videos anymore, has to be something better to do then nit pick everyone else nit pick and throw together a video based on stuff everyone else has already pointed out.
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