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Independence Day

I’m taking Monday off, since I’ll be up until late into the night on the 4th of July watching fireworks with my family.  And then of course I’ll need to watch the ending to one of my favorite all time movies, Independence Day.  We started watching it Saturday night, but could not stay awake since we’re well into our 80’s.

Or these children we sired just make us feel that old.

Anyhoo.  Fiddledaddy and I went to see Independence Day on July 4th, 1996.  In an actual movie theater.  Alone, since the children we bore had not even been thought of then.  I remember being blown away by the special affects.  Watching it now, I realize how far special affects have come in the last 14 years since it was released.  Nevertheless, I still love that movie. Favorite character?  Brent Spiner (Data, for you Star Trek Next Generation fans) as Dr. Brackish Okun.  Brilliant.  Interestingly, Jensen also likes to wear his pants up around his arm pits.  Coincidence?

Time for a poll.  What is your favorite movie that made you stand up and cheer???

4 Responses to Independence Day

  • I always liked Independence Day, but Apollo 13 is my absolute favorite – and I get teary almost every time they finally come out of blackout after reentry.

  • We also watched Independence Day yesterday. This will probably show off what a bid dork I am, but I love Pearl Harbor. That is my favorite movie.

  • I have (sadly) never seen Independence Day. Yesterday we watched The Truman Show which is a fave here but I would have to say the movie that gives me tears and goosebumps every time we watch is Rudy. At the end when they carry him off the field, I tear up every. single. time.

    Of course, then when we watch LOTR, my husband starts chanting, “Rudy, Rudy, Rudy….” anytime Sam does something heroic. LOL

  • I watched “Independence Day” and have to admit it is one of my favorites. I am going to cheat a little tho. My favorite on a TV show is the “Call of Silence” episode of NCIS with Charles Durning. He plays a Medal of Honor recipient from WWII who believes he murdered his best friend on Iwo Jima. I get a lump in my throat just thinking about it. The neat thing is Charles Durning is a highly decorated veteran of WWII himself.