10 years ago today (or technically yesterday because of the day-early release) Independence Day was released. A film that, while it was very successful, became one of the most hated films to come around in a good long while, and while I have NO INTEREST in bringing that up, it is the unfortunate truth. However, this was and is one of my all-time favorites, because I had absolutely no interest or desire to pick apart plot points, characterizations, or the unashamed american sentimentality. I just got caught up in the eclectic array of characters, the thrilling visuals, the booming sound, my all-time favorite soundtrack (by 007 composer David Arnold), the drama and the comedy. In short, I LOVED every single minute of this film. I find it kind of hard to imagine that it's been 10 years...I was 14 and still remember that time vividly. This film made my summer that year, and I will continue to love it in the years to come. I even have a tradition - proving how ridiculous I am about this - every year, I have a marathon, of sorts - the film takes place over three days, July 2, 3, and 4th and I view the corresponding 'day' segment of the film on that day, making tonight "part 2", so to speak. Anyone here have any love for this film at all? Perhaps nowhere near the level of insanity of my fondness for it, but considering I have never read anything but negativity towards it, it would be nice to read something, anything positive people here might have to say about it.