The most eagerly anticipated green-eyed monster of 1998 reared his ugly head not with the familiar radioactive roar, but a deafening yawn. The INDEPENDENCE DAY director-producer-writer team of Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin have blown up the simple premise behind Japan's beloved Godzilla
series -- giant lizard steps on city -- into an unimaginative, dinosaur-sized bore that's about as entertaining as two and a half hours of JURASSIC PARK outtakes. It seems the French have been messing around with nuclear weapons in the South Pacific, and the fallout has produced a new breed of outsized super-reptile who's looking for a cozy city to call home. After chomping h...