Fox Can't Wait For This Disaster To Happen

The buzz says Independence Day will explode at the box office

Computer-generated special effects are all the rage in Hollywood. Witness such recent major movies as Twister, with its roaring digital tornadoes, and Dragonheart, featuring a dragon that talks (thanks to you know what) like Sean Connery. Funny thing, then, that Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. may have the blockbuster of the year in Independence Day. Scheduled for release on July 3, it's an old-fashioned disaster flick in which low-tech, small-scale models of everything from the White House to the City of Los Angeles are summarily destroyed, more or less realistically.

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