Saturday, July 3, 2010

Fun for the Fourth: ID4

Remember that Fourth of July when Bill Pullman was president and Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, and Randy Quaid teamed up to save the world from an alien invasion?

Of course I'm talking about the movie "Independence Day" (1996.) The film has become one of my summer holiday favorites.

A testosterone fest it is. But, ID4 pays homage to so many science fiction films and stories of the past -- from "Alien" to "War of the Worlds" -- that I'm willing to overlook the typical depiction an intergalactic conflict of two species fueled by pure masculine aggression.

It also includes a couple of over-the-top performances from Harvey Fierstein ("Duplex" and "Death to Smoochy")and Brent Spiner ("Star Trek: The Next Generation.")

So, Happy Fourth of July -- enjoy one of my favorite scenes from the movie here:

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