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(HitFix)   'Independence Day 2: Electric Boogaloo' coming to theaters one day early   (hitfix.com) divider line 13
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2013-06-21 10:11:21 AM
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mat catastrophe: rewind2846: I think there should be an "aftermath" story exploring what happens on earf after the aliens get blowed up good. All the technology left in those giant ships, hundreds or thousands of years ahead of our own.  Do the countries the ships crashed in use that tech to create a new age for humankind, with fusion power, advanced computers (with no anti-virus running - WTF?), energy weapons, anti-gravity, and starships that can cross light years of space in days instead of decades, or do the countries that have this tech fight the other countries for theirs and take over the nations the ships didn't crash in?

How do we rebuild after something like this? And what happens to our science, our governments, our civilizations and our religions when humankind can take a breath and go "HOLY SH*T! There's aliens out there!"?

That's what I want to see.

Too bad we're not getting that. Enjoy your two hours of humanity tracking the aliens home and committing genocide against them.


So they're finally making Ender's Game?
2013-06-21 09:17:51 AM
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Jim_Callahan: it never actually occurred to me that a sequel was even possible


A sequel is always possible. See Highlander, one of the most inherently sequel-resistant movies ever.
2013-06-21 08:58:00 AM
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IdBeCrazyIf: mat catastrophe: rewind2846: I think there should be an "aftermath" story exploring what happens on earf after the aliens get blowed up good. All the technology left in those giant ships, hundreds or thousands of years ahead of our own.  Do the countries the ships crashed in use that tech to create a new age for humankind, with fusion power, advanced computers (with no anti-virus running - WTF?), energy weapons, anti-gravity, and starships that can cross light years of space in days instead of decades, or do the countries that have this tech fight the other countries for theirs and take over the nations the ships didn't crash in?

How do we rebuild after something like this? And what happens to our science, our governments, our civilizations and our religions when humankind can take a breath and go "HOLY SH*T! There's aliens out there!"?

That's what I want to see.

Too bad we're not getting that. Enjoy your two hours of humanity tracking the aliens home and committing genocide against them.

So a metaphor for Native Americans, wonderful


No that's out this November starring Harrison Ford and Ben Kingsley
2013-06-21 08:52:53 AM
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HotWingConspiracy: I hope Jeff Goldblum reprises his role as Jeff Goldblum.


If there is one thing the history of movies has taught us it's that Jeff Goldblum will not be contained. Jeff Goldblum breaks free, he expands to new territories and crashes through barriers, painfully, maybe even dangerously, but, uh... well, there it is. I'm, I'm simply saying that Jeff Goldblum, uh... finds a way.
2013-06-21 08:02:14 AM
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dittybopper: Alphax: wildcardjack: JerseyTim: Independence Day 2 is just going to be 125 minutes of dogs jumping away from explosions at the last second in slow motion.

Sounds good.

They could go interesting. Go plus 30 years and humanity has reverse engineered the tech and launched a few ships and we go after them. Or it turns out that the lizard overlords really cracked down on the population and they need to overthrow the alien overlords. I mean, at the end of the movie they barely had a means of taking out the invasion ships, loads of aliens would have survived. Heck, did they kill ALL the ships?

An earlier article suggested that the invaders got off a distress signal, and their reinforcements left home as soon as they got it.. but due to time dialation in hyperspace, a few months travel for them was a few decades of time on Earth.

They don't even have actually explicitly send a distress signal.

If you are in reasonably close contact with the home world or main fleet or whatever, and all of a sudden you stop sending progress updates, the other alienses are going to know something really bad happened, and they'll probably want to investigate.


That's one thing that bothered me about District 9. Why no rescue?
2013-06-21 07:50:51 AM
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log_jammin: I think it's a horrible movie

but....I do...kinda...sorta...enjoy the first alien fighters vs jet fighters battle. I don't know why, but I really like that part. Then the moment Will Smith ejects and his plane explodes, I hate the movie again.


It's not that bad.

I'm not saying it's a cinematic tour-de-force, but for what it is (a big budget popcorn flick), it's actually not that bad.  It's a nice twist on the "virus kills the aliens" from War Of The Worlds, and yes, if you can figure out how they actually represent numbers (which Goldblum figures out fairly early), and you have an operable example of their computers (in the form of the alien craft at Area 51), you can do black box testing to figure out what individual instructions do.  A simple "Jump X spaces and copy yourself" type of virus would be easy enough to implement against an opponent that doesn't have any internal software protections.

Because the aliens have a hive-sort of mindset, it might never occur to them that they need the equivalent of McAfee software on their computers, because none of them would be writing malicious code.  Their security has a hard, crunchy exterior but a soft, chewy center.
2013-06-21 07:47:15 AM
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I hope Jeff Goldblum reprises his role as Jeff Goldblum.
2013-06-21 07:35:58 AM
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rewind2846: I think there should be an "aftermath" story exploring what happens on earf after the aliens get blowed up good. All the technology left in those giant ships, hundreds or thousands of years ahead of our own.


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2013-06-21 07:11:21 AM
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rewind2846: I think there should be an "aftermath" story exploring what happens on earf after the aliens get blowed up good. All the technology left in those giant ships, hundreds or thousands of years ahead of our own.  Do the countries the ships crashed in use that tech to create a new age for humankind, with fusion power, advanced computers (with no anti-virus running - WTF?), energy weapons, anti-gravity, and starships that can cross light years of space in days instead of decades, or do the countries that have this tech fight the other countries for theirs and take over the nations the ships didn't crash in?

How do we rebuild after something like this? And what happens to our science, our governments, our civilizations and our religions when humankind can take a breath and go "HOLY SH*T! There's aliens out there!"?

That's what I want to see.


You want to watch Robotech?
2013-06-21 07:04:31 AM
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Is the plot of ID2, how people burn down the NSA, destroy PRISM, arrest and prosecute bankers, congressmen and senators for their crimes against the nation, and dismantled the TSA and Patriot Act? Because that would be popular I think.
2013-06-21 07:03:23 AM
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I think there should be an "aftermath" story exploring what happens on earf after the aliens get blowed up good. All the technology left in those giant ships, hundreds or thousands of years ahead of our own.  Do the countries the ships crashed in use that tech to create a new age for humankind, with fusion power, advanced computers (with no anti-virus running - WTF?), energy weapons, anti-gravity, and starships that can cross light years of space in days instead of decades, or do the countries that have this tech fight the other countries for theirs and take over the nations the ships didn't crash in?

How do we rebuild after something like this? And what happens to our science, our governments, our civilizations and our religions when humankind can take a breath and go "HOLY SH*T! There's aliens out there!"?

That's what I want to see.
2013-06-21 05:37:57 AM
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I think it's a horrible movie

but....I do...kinda...sorta...enjoy the first alien fighters vs jet fighters battle. I don't know why, but I really like that part. Then the moment Will Smith ejects and his plane explodes, I hate the movie again.
2013-06-21 05:24:33 AM
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It was at least mildly amusing, compared to the garbage he's produced since then (I'm looking at you, Godzilla). IIRC it was also his biggest box-office success.

I don't consider it a good movie, however.
 
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