Brief scene in a strip club. Provocatively dressed woman dances on stage.
Girl and boy seen making out in truck. Boy asks girl if she wants to “die a virgin”.
Two adults wake up in bed together. No nudity.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


What is a good movie? Is the 8 star movie on IMDB a good movie? What reflects the social reality is a good film? Thinking about human nature and ultimate care is a good film? What makes people turn their minds is a good movie? What scares people at the end is a good movie? People can’t sleep in the middle of the night. Guess that the director’s technique and intention is a good film?

It’s too complicated. In my opinion, the so-called good films can be basically divided into three categories: smart films, skilled films and intelligent films. It doesn’t matter whether they are commercial films, inspirational films, literary and artistic films or independent productions.

Slumdog Millionaire is probably a smart movie. This kind of film is very flattering, that is to say, it knows how to hit people’s pain points and sprouting points, which can arouse the audience’s emotion and thinking to the greatest extent. It may pretend to be forced but not to cause resentment. It may discuss life philosophy but not to confuse the director and screenwriter. It may pay attention to practical problems but not to be cruel enough to suffocate the audience, It may be profound, but it is also very interesting. At the same time, it often makes articles from the perspective of narrative structure and characters. There was another typical film of this type a few years ago, that is crash. However, smart movies often appear crafty and insincere.

There is no need for me to say more about intelligent films. This new wave of skinA’s own people can cite a lot. Intelligent films are not necessarily flattering, nor do they want to touch the audience’s G-spot, so they may not be very popular.

The next category is my favorite: skilled movies. Such films often overlap with the scope of smart films, but not necessarily, because such films often appear in commercial blockbusters and never want to pretend to force and discuss life philosophy. Therefore, they are often despised by high-end film watchers as having no soul and connotation.

Well, they are commercial blockbusters. Yes, but they have to have quality in business.

Independence Day is the best of its kind.

In terms of business model, film narration and telling a fascinating story, independence day is almost impeccable. In addition to special effects, it has more brilliance. The cohesion and transformation of the plot, the rhythm control of Zhang Youchi and the shaping of characters are better than most of today’s films. At this point, it can completely step on Lao Si’s World War.

In particular, the characterization in the film is commendable. In the two-and-a-half-hour film, almost every character has a distinctive and vivid personality. He is an environmental scientist who loves airsickness, the ex-wife of his powerful career woman, his wordy father, the domineering black pilot, his glib wingman pilot friends, a cheerful and capable stripper girl girlfriend, As a typical positive figure, the president with both benevolence, wisdom and courage (of course, this is too high), the slick Secretary of defense, the old general, incompetent and confused, but finally became a heroic pesticide sprayer. He is always an aggrieved son, a neurotic alien research expert, and even the rigorous young colonel who has almost no lines, Everything makes an impression. You see, I haven’t seen this film in N years. When I think about it, I can still tell everyone’s personality and attitude.

The film is smart because it knows to use some finishing touches to outline the character’s personality, make it rich and vivid, and do it in a leisurely and natural manner. There are sharp dialogue, small movements and the reactions of the people around. These means are used wisely and well, but also fill the gap of the plot and make the turning point flexible. For example, scientists love the earth, protect the environment and oppose smoking. He has to talk about the wrong classification of garbage by his boss for a long time, so later he drank and made trouble in the base and threw garbage. The audience also clearly realized that he was desperate.

Don’t say it’s easy to do. For examples of failure, please refer to this year’s Oscar winner Danny Paul’s science fiction masterpiece “sunshine project”. This film tries to present the images of flesh and blood scientists, but makes the whole film procrastinate, full of nonsense and incomprehensible. Not to mention several films about the end of the world comet hitting the earth after independence day, as well as rotten works like King Arthur. Except for a few protagonists, the treatment of other supporting actors is worse than soy sauce, because their only role is to talk nonsense, promote the development of the plot and scream to tell the audience that the current situation is very critical and may have to wait for the character to die, The film hurriedly asked the character to say something suddenly and shyly, “I’m going back to my hometown to get married”, which made the audience understand that first, he was not an active character background card, and second, he would soon be ready.

Therefore, this proficiency in bridge sections and skills reflects the director’s respect for the audience’s IQ.

Don’t tell me that this technique is very commercial, superficial, lack of humanistic care, human depth and so on. Most of the films that boast the depth of humanistic care and human nature outline the level and skills of the characters, which seem artificial and clumsy. The great success of Independence Day is not without its reason. At least before disdaining its commercial nature and the spirit of “American savior”, we should carefully study its skillful skills. Before expressing ideas and depth, at least know how to express them. Before making a story great and profound, you must at least know how to tell a good story.

I can’t help plagiarizing Reinhart again:

Don’t learn from a master. A master can’t learn. Learn to tell a story and shape characters as cleverly as independence day, at least not to make your movies and novels look boring.

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