Michael Crisman writes, "I’ve never met anybody who considers “Independence Day” a cinematic paragon of storytelling. Since Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich have no aspirations beyond ‘making a popcorn flick to fill seats with butts’, this doesn’t bother me. Yes there are plot holes which Godzilla could stomp through without problems. But at the end of the day seats were filled with butts, and those butts wanted to watch Will Smith fly planes, Data get mind-violated by E.T.’s ugly cousin, and Randy Quaid babble incoherently. Let’s be honest: if Jeff Goldblum could write a virus capable of wrecking havoc with an alien computer system, it shouldn’t be outside the realm of possibility for Radical Entertainment to deliver a serviceable game based on the property, right?"