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Jul 4

Who is the worst character in “Independence Day”?

Independence Day is a 1996 blockbuster directed by Roland Emmerich whose audience is primarily children and basic cable subscribers with hangovers. It has more stock characters than it does interesting plot twists, and I watch it almost every time it’s on. So, on this, our Independence Day, a question: who is the worst character in Independence Day?

There’s a lot of great options. Judd “Oy! Again with the aliens?” Hirsch, whose character is such a Jewish stereotype that I think all of his scenes were shot over a period of 40 days and 40 nights. Or there’s Will “Oh no, you did *not* shoot at me!” Smith, doing his usual sassy, but non-threatening black guy. (“The black guy everyone at the office can agree on.”) There’s the sleazy secretary of defense guy, or maybe Randy “Merry Christmas! Shitter’s full” Quaid, or Harry Connick’s “Am I folksy or am I retarded” fighter pilot. Plenty of solid choices.

So who is the worst character in this movie?? …

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George Lucas says he had trouble getting funding for the movie Red Tails because of its black cast. I look forward to the “Special Edition” in 20 years when he uses CGI to make all the pilots white.

George Lucas says he had trouble getting funding for the movie Red Tails because of its black cast. I look forward to the “Special Edition” in 20 years when he uses CGI to make all the pilots white.

For a guy who is allegedly back on top of the financial world, Gordon Gekko seems to spend a lot of time on the subway.

For a guy who is allegedly back on top of the financial world, Gordon Gekko seems to spend a lot of time on the subway.