INDEPENDENCE DAY is a classic B-movie which draws on the fun sci-fi movies of the past to weave together a thrilling story. It opens with a large Star Wars-type spacecraft flying over the American flag on the moon. On earth, the Defense Department tells the President, and a technician named David realizes that aliens are attacking. Eventually, the President strikes, futilely. Meanwhile, the aliens destroy every major city on earth. The President discovers that the CIA has been hiding a captured saucer in New Mexico. David suggests that they upload a computer virus into the mother ship by flying the captured saucer back to the mother ship. He thinks that they can knock out the shields just long enough so that they can destroy the aliens.
INDEPENDENCE DAY is a fun movie. The movie moves with substantial emotion towards a satisfying climax. Good triumphs over evil, people are married, marriages are restored, prayer is upheld, faith is reclaimed, heroism is extolled, and environmentalism is mocked. Regrettably, the movie is peppered with foul language. Also, there is a brief scene in a strip club, a morning after scene of a couple in bed and some violent scenes of the alien in the laboratory. The good outweighs the bad, but the bad could have been jettisoned in space.
(B, C, LLL, VV, S, N, A, D, M) Moral worldview with Jewish & Christian prayers & positive references to faith, marriage & family; 43 obscenities & 22 profanities; action violence including frightening scenes of alien attacking humans as well as air battle sequences & massive damage from explosions & battle sequences; no sex but implied fornication; no nudity but a brief scene in an exotic dance club of girl in halter & g-string; alcohol use; smoking; and, deception & government secrets