Mother’s Movie Monday: President’s Day Edition!

No, I haven’t seen DEADPOOL yet, so it’ll have to wait for another week. 😦

However, since it’s President’s Day, we’ll pull out a classic: Independence Day.


“On July 2nd, communications systems worldwide are sent into chaos by a strange atmospheric interference. It is soon learned by the military that a number of enormous objects are on a collision course with Earth. At first thought to be meteors, they are later revealed to be gigantic spacecraft, piloted by a mysterious alien species. After attempts to communicate with the aliens go nowhere, David Levinson, an ex-scientist turned cable technician, discovers that the aliens are going to attack major points around the globe in less than a day. On July 3rd, the aliens all but obliterate New York, Los Angeles and Washington, as well as Paris, London, Houston and Moscow. The survivors set out in convoys towards Area 51, a strange government testing ground where it is rumored the military has a captured alien spacecraft of their own. The survivors devise a plan to fight back against the enslaving aliens, and July 4th becomes the day humanity will fight for its freedom. July 4th is their Independence Day…”

-IMDB, written by Gustav Molin


That pretty much says it all.

This movie…wow. If you’re like me, you grew up knowing and loving this film, and everything about it. It was one of the movies my family would always sit and watch every time it came on TV. Moments like Bill Pullman’s speech above just make me so nostalgic and teary. It’s awesome. 🙂

Yeah, it was cheesy: most movies back then were. But the heart of this film was the bringing together of peopl from everywhere, united in one common enemy and cause. It was a beautifully simple message: give people common ground, and even the most hateful of enemies will become friends. 

However, this is not a movie for young kids. When I was younger, we watched it on cable where they bleeped out most of the language and cut out a lot of the violence for time and censor purposes. However, for teens and adults, it’s a surprisingly heartwarming movie. For an action flick,that is. 🙂

Thought before grading: I know this is really late again, and kind of short tonight, and I apologize. This week I will have a few posts queued up, as I am traveling to a wedding this weekend. Thank you all for your feedback, and I’ll talk to you soon!

Final Grade:

Language: C

Violence: B-

Innuendo: B

Final Grade: B-

Worth Watching? Adults: Yes Kids: No


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