"Independence Day. Maybe I should call it the most disappointing, because I'm a summer blockbuster nerd and I'll sit through almost anything, ignoring all plot holes. But this was a fail from beginning to end. The President of the US flying a crop duster? Uh, no..."
There were many, many chunks of fail lobbed into this movie, but this isn't one of them. The only time the president piloted a plane, it was a combat fighter, and since his backstory was a war hero (specifically a fighter pilot) that fit with the plot. For my part, the fighter sequences were one of the few parts of the film that passed my suspension of disbelief, because they weren't too far away from reality, at least not in movie terms.
"Of the better-known movies that I can remember, Independence Day was one of the worst. It was an action picture with no action. It was a blockbuster that was simply . . . boring. The alien spaceship (or whatever it was) lands on the freeway, and everyone gets out of their cars, stands there, and screams. The spaceship makes the road shake. Everybody stands by their cars and screams. Road shakes. Big noise. Screams. The hero saves the day by . . . typing on a keyboard (to do something completely stupid from a technical POV)."
Are you sure that was Independence Day? It's true that there were a few flash scenes of Jeff Goldblum typing but the synopsis you wrote doesn't fit the movie very well at all (for one thing, no alien ship ever landed anywhere in the whole film unless you're counting them crashing when the human counterattack starts working).
"Because of Waterworld, I refuse to watch anything with Costner in it. It's not that I dislike him as an actor, I think he's kinda meh, but not awful. It's just that I associate him with what I consider mental torture and start twitching if I even hear his voice."
That's too bad. Field of Dreams was a really good film.