Watching the movie Independence Day is one of the traditions in my house, as we all gather around to watch it on July 4th. It may not be how most people choose celebrate that important day in American history, but since we’re Canadian, it’s probably ok.
The movie has been out for a long time, but like any action movie, it is always ripe for parody, which is where the good folks at CollegeHumor come in. They decided to show what would happen if the alien never showed the president their master plan for the human race, and I must admit – it devolves very quickly to that human standard of name calling.
But before we get to the video, which is below the jump, here is my favorite line from Independence Day that must be said, or quoted, every time the movie is discussed:
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!