“Eagle 20-Fox 2.”
The American bald eagle is majestic, flying with an unrivaled strength and precision in the air whose only match is a prehistoric dinosaur known as the Pterodactyl. But that’s not here but only back there.
Well, depending on if you want ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ to come true.
Regardless, there’s something else there. There’s an “it’ factor with an eagle that’s difficult to see up close. Distance is required to understand the true power of the eagle.
And yet it’s there when needed most…on a perch or in a cockpit taking a slightly different form than expected.
It’s not the 4th of July, but Eagle 20-Fox knew how to help in the direst situations.
Just sitting and waiting until that moment arrives.
There’s a phrase, “Truth is stranger than fiction.”
In the case of most Americans, they’re wishing that fiction was the truth.
Today is when we celebrate our founding fathers for their revolutionary vision and incredible blind faith in a new nation with new principles that would redefine the world forever. The United States of America is the greatest country in history, and 240 years ago, this nation declared that its citizens have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
That’s the truth.
Here’s the fiction.
Independence Day: Resurgence has the difficult task of just trying to live up to the classic original. Certainly not an easy task, particularly without Will Smith. The rest of the cast and director did return, which is an encouraging sign. The 1996 B-Movie masterpiece was 2 and 1/2 hours of cinematic gold, featuring one of the best (if not the best) American presidential portrayals in film: President Thomas J. Whitmore. If there’s one dynamic the current presidential election cycle has verified, it’s that anything is possible. With this in mind, why not write-in or at least imagine a fictional movie character as our next president?
President Thomas J. Whitmore exemplifies the character and courage our founders had in mind back in 1776.
Happy Independence Day!
Never underestimate the impact of a movie’s soundtrack.
Independence Day: Resurgence hits theaters on June 24th. The original is a classic. The 1996 science-fiction smash hit is as American as apple pie. Considering the multiple trailers and special videos involved in the viral video-driven marketing strategy of movie studios these days, resisting the hype for this highly-anticipated sequel has been difficult. Ideally, a little taste from just the first trailer will best allow for maximum surprises when sitting on the edge of my seat in the theater the opening Friday night.
Listening to the isolated trailer music helps quench my thirst until the premiere.
The sequel must get here faster.
Bill Pullman’s speech as President Thomas J. Whitmore in Independence Day gave us goosebumps back in 1996.
That same speech is being used to excite us all over again nearly 20 years later. You could say that declarative message of grit, inspiration and bravery is experiencing a resurgence.
Yeah, I have chills too.
Have a Great Week!
P.S. Will Smith, what could’ve been…