In a little more than a week, theaters here will join others from around the world… and they will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of cinema.
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 soon will be the Fourth of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom… Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution… but from terrible Hollywood sequels.
We are fighting for our right to enjoy sci-fi flics. To fangirl unrelentingly.
And should we win the day, June 24 will no longer be known as the American release day, but as the day the world declared in one voice: We will not let Will Smith’s absence haunt us at night! We will not question why the weirdo doctor didn’t go into the light! We’re going to fangasm on! We’re going to spend $40 on a bucket of popcorn and soda!
Today we celebrate the new TV spot for Independence Day!
Gold stars for everyone who immediately recognized the President’s infamous battle speech from the first Independence Day, and old VHS tapes of the film for everyone who didn’t. Good luck finding a working rewinder.
Independence Day: Resurgence hits theaters June 24, 2016.