To Adam and Devindra:
“…the pinnacle of missed potential, containing some great elements, but missing the crucial ingredients that make a good movie. I mean, there was plenty of war, but not nearly enough horse…”
…Even at a running time of over two and a half hours, don’t expect to see any one being fed a sugar cube or galloping elegantly across a battlefield. What a waste of time…”
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!
Independence Day (1996)
To my fellow Americans, happy Independence Day! Let us all merrily celebrate the day our forefathers declared on paper to the British Empire that they needed to gtfo and take their taxes and tea with them!
But for real, y’all be safe when you’re blowing stuff up.