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Independence Day is getting an extra dimension added to a re-release

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What’s better than tacking 3D onto a new movie in order to increase profits? Tacking 3D onto an older, already made film, and re-releasing that sucker into the wild, to make even more money!

So prepare yourself, for the White House to be destroyed once again, when Independence Day re-releases next year.

IN 3D!

Truth be told, the 1996 blockbuster is still damn good viewing today, 16 years after it released. 20th Century Fox have obviously been keen to join in on the 3D re-release parade, and have announced that the White House will indeed feel as if it exploded all over your face, in 2013.

Thanks to Titanic and Star Wars Episode 1 proving that 3D can still make cash, ID33D (Citation needed) will arrive in the states on July 3, thanks to Steven Spielberg moving his release schedule for Robopocalypse to a new debut slot.

And you know what? I still love this Roland Emmerich patriotism festival of dead aliens, Will Smith one-liners and massive aerial battles. I’ll actually go and watch it again, IN 3D!

Hopefully, this will finally convince the Fox to start bankrolling some ID4.2 3D sequels, in the process.

Last Updated: June 1, 2012


  1. Justin Hess

    June 2, 2012 at 14:49

    I have to say, I enjoyed ID4 on first viewing but as a film, it hardly holds up to repeat viewing. And yes, it is an action film and thus hardly deep and layered but I can still watch Raiders, Predator, Die Hard and Face Off more than once and still come away satisfied.

    ID4 is a film that just gets duller and duller. It’s an example of a film that blows its wad too early. Once those initial attacks on the cities occur, the film just flounders and has no idea what to do till the big wow finish, which isn’t that wow because we’ve already seen a big wow at the half hour mark.

    ID4 is a film that I can watch from the beginning up till the first big attack and then I turn it off or change the channel


    • Darryn_Bonthuys

      June 2, 2012 at 19:29

      Different strokes, different folks I guess. It’s always been one of my favourite repeat films, alongside Starship Troopers and Smokey and The Bandit.

      But most likely due to some of the amazing illogical gaffs that are present in it.


      • Justin Hess

        June 5, 2012 at 13:49

        Starship Troopers I love. Watched it the other night and that film ROCKS! 

        Can’t really comment on Smokey. I’ve seen but at far to young an age to have an opinion.

        Something in a similiar vein (I think) was Everywhich Way and Any Which Way But Loose. 

        Love it!


    • Kervyn Cloete

      June 3, 2012 at 17:48

      Yeah, I’m with Darryn on this one. I know it’s loud and dumb, but I love it anyway and never tire of seeing it.


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