Once the writing departments improve, science fiction, alien invasion flicks may be able to compete with films like “Independence Day”. But currently, the state of alien invasion films is bleak. Give me moments like Will Smith punching an alien in the face. Give me Jeff Goldblum quoting Elvis Pressley on an alien mother ship. Give me Bill Pullman delivering the best speech to come out of a film since the days of James Stewart and “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”. Without these key, impactful moments, audiences will be imagining the better alien invasion films and miss the ones right in front of them.