Phil's Quick Capsule Review

Independence Day (1996) – A Rewatched Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
It’s far to say that I pretty much loathed Independence Day on the first watch back in 1996 (I think I gave it a 4/10) and for many it remains either one of the best or worst films ever made.  For it’s day it certainly felt like a case of marketing over product but in hindsight, and watching the film back after several years, it’s fair to say that it has a charm and watchability that just doesn’t go away.   Independence Day is a grower for sure and watching it again (probably for the 5th or 6th time) it honestly gets better every time.

Best Bit:
The final Assault

Worth A Rewatch: Yes.  It holds up well all things considered.

If You Liked this Try: TransformersMars AttacksStarship Troopers 

8 out of 10 stars


Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...