'Independence Daysaster' Trailer: This Is What Happens When Someone Rips Off 'Battleship' and 'War of the Worlds'

'Independence Daysaster' Trailer: This Is What Happens When Someone Rips Off 'Battleship' and 'War of the Worlds'

Jun 26, 2013

You should never judge a book by its cover is a nice idiom, one that's often a thought worth keeping in mind when it comes to movies, too. Great movies have terrible titles or posters all the time. When it comes to movies that have their premiere on the Syfy channel, however, feel free to judge away. Odds are you're not going to be too far off the mark. Take Independence Daysaster, for example.

If you look at that title and its poster, you've already got a pretty accurate idea of what kind of movie you're about to see. And that's not exactly a knock on the movie, either. If anything, Syfy movies - and that's a broad term, since the network is often just the premiere point for these movies and rarely produces them itself - are more truthful in their advertising than any other genre. You know exactly what you're going to get.

In the case of Independence Daysaster, though, there is a bit of a twist. This surprisingly isn't a knockoff of Roland Emmerich's building-destroying classic. This one happens to lift rather liberally from two other movies: Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds and Peter Berg's Battleship. It's about a bunch of alien ships that suddenly start emerging from the ground, having been buried on Earth thousands of years ago. They don't look like tripods, though. They look like the flying, spinning, ball-ship thingymajigs from Battleship. Cheaply rendered CGI chaos ensues.

Check out the trailer below and just be happy that this is Battleship's legacy instead of an actual franchise.

Oh, and if that looks like a Syfy channel movie that takes itself a little too seriously for your tastes, perhaps this'll be more up your alley:

 

 

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