Friday, June 1, 2012
Independence Day (in 3-D)... For those of you who enjoyed the hit sci-fi film like I did (even though the movie had lots of hokey moments in it), Independence Day is being re-released in theaters next year. However, audiences will get to watch the movie in 3rd dimension this time around...which should be pretty awesome. ID4 is the type of flick that was made for 3-D, what with memorable FX shots like the White House blowing up, Vivica Fox's dog leaping into that maintenance room inside the tunnel just as it is about to be engulfed in that alien-induced fireball (even though this is one of those hokey moments I was talking about), and pretty much every shot during the two aerial dogfights—plus that climactic chase scene aboard the Alien Mothership in space—that take place in the film. ID4, which was the highest grossing flick of 1996 (making $306.2 million domestically), won the Oscar for Best Visual Effects in the 1997 Academy Awards; here's hoping FOX will do the award justice with a flawless 3-D conversion of the movie.
Independence Day returns to theaters nationwide on July 3, 2013.