Please note: Our inventory is limited as we may have only received a few posters in total. Most of our items are obtained from film premieres, studios, and from autographed hounds such as the one in the story below:
When people mention the words 'TV movie,' it's usually to pan a film. Critics have often used the phrase, "It should have been a TV movie," to describe just how boring and underwhelming a theatrical release was. But then, some actual TV movies were really good. Case in point: "Independence Day: The ID4 Invasion."
Before it was common, "Independence Day: The ID4 Invasion" was a TV marvel for its time. For one thing, it was a mockumentary based on the hit movie that starred many of the same cast members. When I first watched it on TV, I was so astounded as to how they really made the narrative so compellingly real, even down to the fake news broadcasts. I even remember thinking that I enjoyed watching that more than the actual theatrical release of the first film and that's saying something. I used to look down on TV movies, but it was that one that made me change my views.
When I heard that they were going to release a sequel to "Independence Day," it was that same TV movie that first popped into my head. I thought, "They already did release a follow-up film and it was spectacular! Why are they disregarding that!?" But then again, it was a TV movie. It's a shame many people in Hollywood still look down on such, especially since Netflix's original movies are pretty much the same and they're receiving praises left and right!
Anyways, I didn't care. Even if they won't include the TV movie in their original canon, it was still a great film to watch. And I liked it so much that I wanted to remind people of it. So when I was tasked to cover a press conference regarding the new sequel to "Independence Day," I brought along a few posters of the TV movie. After hearing the stars talk, I went up to them one by one and asked them to sign the posters.
"Hey!! Did you watch that too? That's amazing!" said one Will Smith enthusiastically. I'm glad he appreciated the fact that there's at least one guy who watched it. The great Bill Pullman, on the other hand, seemed to have forgotten about it. He did, however, still gave his autograph. So did Vivica A. Foxx, Jeff Goldblum, Margaret Colin, and the rest of the cast.
Personally, I think it says a lot about Will Smith that he actually remembers the TV movie he did in his decades-long fruitful career. I'm actually proud I got to meet him and got his autograph.