Well, the Super Bowl is over, and considering what report you hear, a couple of Raiders fans set a tire on fire or the entire city is in flames and there is wide-spread looting going on, threatening to spill over into San Francisco and surrounding cities. **sigh** I love the news media sometimes.
Watched ID4, which go a couple of thoughts running through my head. The first is about disaster films, esp. ID4 and Armageddon, one of the big appeal or hooks is the destruction of the major cities. Now after 9/11, are we going to see any of these movies anymore. If I remember correctly, in The Sum of All Fears, a nuke got launched or exploded somehow (I’ve read Tom Clancy, but not this book); however, I’m sure this movie was in production before 9/11. Just a wandering thought that went through my head.
The second was while I was watching, I wondered if there was an online quiz for this movie; like What Male Character from ID4 are you? Of course, I wondered which character I would be. I’ve been told that I have some looks, so I could be Will Smith/Captain Steve Hiller, the handsome Air Force pilot. It def. wouldn’t be Bill Pullman/President Thomas Whitmore, former Gulf War hero who learns all about the aliens after an mind probe. I was thinking I would probably fit more with Jeff Goldblum/David Levinson, the gifted, yet un ambitious cable technician, who is floating through the world, until he finds a purpose in life on the eve of the extinction of the human race. Or what about Brent Spiner/Dr. Brackish Okun, the eccentric scientist locked up in Area 51, who meet an untimely death. Hopefully, I’m not James Rebhorn/Sec. of Defense Albert Nimziki, the sniveling kiss ass out to save his career. O. K., time to face reality, I would be Randy Quaid/Russell Casse, former ace pilot in Vietnam, who has fallen from grace and is now an alcoholic after an alleged alien abduction 10 years ago. Hmmm, too bad I’m too poor to be an alcoholic.
Anyway, some quotes from the movie (God I love IMDB)
[After the aliens have attacked]
Older Boy: [to his girlfriend] This may be our last night on earth. You don’t want to die a virgin, do you?
Albert Nimzicki: I’m not Jewish.
Julius Levinson: Well, nobody’s perfect.
[The President wonders where Area 51’s funding came from]
Julius Levinson: You didn’t think they actually spent ten thousand dollars for a hammer and thirty thousand for a toilet seat, did you?
[Connie left David to pursue a career]
Constance: Haven’t you ever wanted to be part of something special?
David Levinson: I was part of something special
I can relate to the last quote…
A 40-something rediscovering life in California