As the good reverend would say, light the fires and kick the tires! Harry Conick Jr.’s loveable character Captain Jimmy Wilder is THRILLED that Film Junk has decided to release our very first audio commentary track covering Roland Emmerich’s modern disaster film “classic”, Independence Day! There’s no denying the fact that ID4 has had a big impact on modern blockbuster filmmaking, reviving the disaster film and influencing the current crop of comic book movies that consistently draw upon Emmerich’s brand of big city destruction. So now, 17 years later, we look back on this 90’s blockbuster staple to see how it holds up. While not all of us agree, we still had a lot of fun watching cocky Will Smith trade barbs with Ian Malcolm light. So, in the words of President Thomas J. Whitmore: “We can’t be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. So before you go quietly into the night, be sure to download this, the very first Film Junk commentary track! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!”
*It’s worth noting that for this commentary we talked about the theatrical release of the film and not the extended cut. Also, there are syncing instructions in the intro of the track.
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