RELEASED 1996 RUNTIME 145 MIN LANGUAGE ENGLISH DIRECTION ROLAND EMMERICH SCREENPLAY DEAN DEVLIN, ROLAND EMMERICH STARRING WILL SMITH, JEFF GOLDBLUM, BILL PULLMAN, JUDD HIRSCH, RANDY QUAID, VIVICA A. FOX, MARGARET COLIN, JAMES REBHORN, MARY McDONNELL, ROBERT LOGGIA MUSIC DAVID ARNOLD
Honestly, I can’t think of any major negatives about this movie. It’s still the best disaster film to date, not because of the incredible special effects (which are a perfect blend of practical and CGi) but because of the interesting characters. Rewatching it I noticed how much heart actually is in this movie. You care about every single character and each one feels human.
I also like the nod from the U.S. President in his speech towards the other nations who have been devastated as well by the alien attack (yes, there are other nations in the world besides America).
It’s ironic that maybe the most American movie has been directed by a German 😉