Starlog Archive: Independence Day
Earlier this summer, Independence Day: Resurgence was one of many disappointing sequels. Many were scratching their heads wondering why anyone would make a sequel to a movie that was twenty years old and way past its pop culture expiration date. The reason was simple. The first Independence Day was the highest-grossing movie of 1996. It was so big that Time Magazine credited the movie with reviving science fiction! So naturally, Starlog was pretty excited about the alien invasion/disaster flick.
And here’s that Time Magazine cover I referenced: