Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A true description of my life....

If you want to know what my life is really like, read this article.

It really and truly describes law school well.

I guess that also means that I need to post the next movie. So here we go:

100. The Three Muskateers (1993)
99. Independence Day (1996)
What It Is:
Arguably Will Smith's biggest blockbuster, certainly one of his first. Bill Pullman plays the President of the United States in just one of his many pretty cool supporting roles that appear on this list and Randy Quaid is just freaking awesome. Jeff Goldbloom, playing his normal role of the sarcastic, self-hating geek who saves the world, actually manages to amuse me instead of annoy me. Basically, aliens blow up major landmarks in an effort to destroy us, Jeff Goldbloom discovers their plot, Will Smith has to stop them, Bill Pullman is the motivational speaker, and Randy Quaid plays a redneck who drinks a lot and thinks he was abducted by aliens, so he doesn't really have to do a lot of acting.

Why I Like It:
Back then, you didn't have to feel guilty about liking a Will Smith blockbuster (ahhhh, the pre-Wild, Wild West days...) and for some reason, I always feel strangely patriotic watching this film, probably thanks to President Pullman. And did I mention Randy Quaid? I must also have a thing for alien movies because several appear on this list....

I Bet You Didn't Know:
Over half the dialog involving either Goldbloom or Smith was improvised.

Memorable Moment:
The Speech by the President (Pullman):
"Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world. And you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind. "Mankind." That word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it's fate that today is the Fourth of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom... Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution... but from annihilation. We are fighting for our right to live. To exist. And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day the world declared in one voice: "We will not go quietly into the night!" We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!"

1 comment:

  1. I'm a little sad you didn't mention Harry Connick Jr's memorable role as Will Smith's fighter pane buddy....so iconic.