Today is Earth Day. It’s that time of the year when we consider the impact human behavior has on the environment and the changes we can make to better look after it. Well, some of us at least. Google Play Movies is marking the occasion by lowering the price of Independence Day – a movie where Earth is invaded and very nearly destroyed by extraterrestrials – to just $0.99.

Although almost twenty years old, Independence Day is an enduring timeless sci-fi classic which is still eminently watchable. It features a star-studded cast of Hollywood icons, including Jeff Goldblum, Will Smith, and Bill Pullman, and probably the most egregious example of product placement ever seen in the cinema. I am, of course, talking about the ludicrous scene where an alien mothership is disabled by an Apple PowerBook 5300 laptop.

With the hotly-anticipated sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence, scheduled to be released later this year, it’s certainly worth refreshing your memory of the original. At less than a dollar, how can you resist?

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  • Matthew Cowan