Friday, July 4, 2008

I don't get it

We're watching Independence Day. I'm sure you've heard of it. Aliens come to Earth and try to kill us for a reason that really doesn't matter. They succeed for awhile until, with a great deal of wave flagging, we kick their asses. Oops, I hope I didn't spoil it for anyone!

But here's what I don't get about this movie. Why do they continue to make fun of the drunk dad's alien abduction story? Do they not see the big ass space ships in the sky? Are they not at Area 51? You'd think the poor dude would finally get some respect, right? But no, he doesn't get any respect until he sacrifices himself to kill the so called aliens that everyone made fun of him for. Nice.

I do like Will Smith in this movie. Oh, and the dude from Taxi. Judd Hirsh. He was great!

OK, back to watching it. I hope everyone is having a nice 4th of July!


Shiela Stewart said...

YES!!! Someone else who questions that. After the aliens came down you would think the President or someone would ask the dude what the aliens were like and if he had any insight.
But noooooo, they just keep making fun of him. And his son should give his dad some slack after the aliens show up but he doesn't until he's about to sacrifice his life for the good of the world.
Completely baffling.

Connie said...

You make fun of him for 2 reasons
1. He's Randy Quaid.
2. He has no credibility because of the alcohol; even when they know he's telling the truth.