Tuesday, December 16, 2008

SPEECH!!!!!!! Part V - 2 for Tuesday!

Winters suck. They suck monumentally. There's still two months left until pitchers and catchers report. And since there isn't much happening in the world of baseball, meaning less stupidity to make fun of, we've decided to include a multiple of posts detailing our favorite movie speeches and monologues. Generic? Yes. Cliche? Extremely. But will that stop you from clicking on the arrow and watching the video? Of course not, because you are like us, just another poor bastard stuck in and blinded by a never ending cycle of awful NBA and NHL highlights..

Let's get one thing out of the way first: "Independence Day" was a terrible movie. God awful. It was billed as an action/adventure/sci-fi/thriller summer blockbuster, and I suppose in 1996 this trash qualified. However, what I'm here to say is that on a 'so bad it's good' kind of level, there may not be a better movie.

The reason? Because this movie was actually a comedy. Think about it for a sec. Every line that is supposed to be serious is HILARIOUS. That General is hilarious. Jeff Goldbloom is hilarious. The whole damn cast is funny as hell. The more riled up all of them get, the better the lines are. Call me crazy, but nothing cheers me up like a half hour of of ID4. After all, laughter is the best medicine!

On a related note, since this post is about speeches, "Independence Day" is also home to one of the most inspiring Presidential film speeches EVER. See for yourself...

2 comments:

Doc Holliday said...

Bill Pullman is a pilot during the Gulf War, circa 1991. He is discharged, begins a career in politics, and is so successful that he is elected President of the United States a mere 6 years after he was flying an F-16 over the Gulf?

Give me a break.

Mister Turkey said...

Brought a tear to my eye...