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"Independence Day-Saster" review by Suzanne
Premieres Thursday, June 27, @9pm on Syfy

Most regular Syfy viewers know that they show a lot of silly movies like this that are low budget but entertaining (and not for discerning viewers). This is sort of like the movie Independence Day but makes far less sense, the acting is not as good, and the special effects are a lot worse. Still, it was fun to watch.

Aliens attack the earth on the 4th of July. The action focuses on this one small town. The president is from this town, and his brother still lives there. The president's son is visiting his uncle, too, and they expect the president to drop by in his helicopter.  The brother is a firefighter. The aliens somehow burrow from underground as well as from the air. Mostly we see the brother, the kid, the kid's girlfriend, and another kid (a fat kid - you know he's not going to live long) run from the aliens.  They find this woman scientist who is an expert on aliens and such.  Also, the president's life is in jeopardy, and he has to fight with other people on his staff about how to deal with the aliens.

I liked Tom Everett Scott as the president. I could take or leave the others. They were all pretty forgettable. It was an enjoyable little ride. I didn't really like the very last camera shot at the end of the movie. It sort of takes away from what happened.

There isn't much else on during the 4th of July to watch, so you might as well watch this!


NEW YORK – May 28, 2013 – A pair of unlikely heroes are all that stand between Earth and extinction in the newest Syfy Original Movie Independence Day-Saster, premiering in a special time period Thursday, June 27 at 9PM (ET/PT).

In Independence Day-Saster, an alien invasion cripples America’s conventional defense forces.  When the President’s helicopter is shot down, his brother (a small-town hero) and a renegade scientist must find the aliens’ weakness and defeat them.

Independence Day-Saster stars Ryan Merriman (Final Destination 3), Tom Everett Scott (Southland), Emily Holmes (Snakes on a Plane) and Andrea Brooks (Supernatural). Independence Day-Saster is a production of Cinetel Films.

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (, and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.  NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation.(Syfy. Imagine greater.)

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