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The Onion Reviews 'Independence Day: Resurgence'

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posted on Jun, 24 2016 @ 06:40 AM
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An inspirational look at our past and just how far we have come as a society, to all those who loved to serve and served to love
Thank U for your service..




posted on Jun, 24 2016 @ 06:57 AM
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Lol, I'd rather fly Jasmine any day.

From the comments section…


The movie is already behind the times.. they didn't address or include gay muslim pilots finding love in transgendered strippers. I think this movie's writers may be accused of racism in excluding every possible combination of inclusivity.Thanks onion…



posted on Jun, 24 2016 @ 07:45 AM
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There is a lot of truth to the intro. I was in the unit portrayed in the movie the USMC VMFA-314 Black Knights. They were based out of El Toro CA. That base has since closed but the El Toro in movie was not the actual base.

There was a big stink at the time of the USMC not happy at all about the stripper supporting role. I believe they had to go back and edit some of it from what I was told but I can't prove that part. Even after that the USMC was still not proud of it but they let it slide.

Will Smith actually came to our unit for a couple of days trying to learn how to act like a Marine aviator...attitude, lingo. The phone in my office was ringing off the hook. Soldiers calling to confirm if he was really there. I got to meet him which was kinda cool. One thing I remember was one of our pilots in the ready room going over how Marines talk. I remember the pilot telling him in the Marines we call people in the Navy Squids. Will Smith started laughing and said "Squids, I like that!"...anyway, brings back some fun memories for me.




edit on 24-6-2016 by LifeMode because: info update



posted on Jun, 24 2016 @ 07:49 AM
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originally posted by: Spider879

An inspirational look at our past and just how far we have come as a society, to all those who loved to serve and served to love
Thank U for your service..


FUNNY!



posted on Jun, 24 2016 @ 08:00 AM
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Great story and btw I am a squid ya..Jarhead..



posted on Jun, 24 2016 @ 08:29 AM
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Before the movie the Black Knights deployed on the USS Abraham Lincoln carrier. Scary times. We had to respond to the Black Hawk Down incident. I was put on stand bye in case they needed more bodies for security but we were not needed. I remember the pilots saying there were no targets to bomb other than a cigarette factory. Complete over kill but we flew sorties as a show of force. I'm retired now but goes to show you in the military you just never know when your number will be called to serve in harms way. I was on a ship doing admin and thought I was free and clear...uh yeah no.



posted on Jun, 24 2016 @ 12:54 PM
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A joking review, yes, but it could have gone a bit further and shown more than a double standard in the characters of the original movie. I've mentioned it a couple of times over the years and will do so again.


The main black character has a stripper for a girl friend and he is happy with that. And she has a fatherless son.


The typical white Anglo-Saxon (hero?) is a washed-up drunk that lives is a beatup Winnabago camper with three kids.


The two real heroes of the flick are a Jewish intellectual and his brilliant son.

Who gets credit for creating those winners and losers characters? Oh, simply look at the movie's credits.



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