Like most of my fellow Americans, I love the 4th of July. Not only is it a national holiday (which means no working – hurray!), but it’s also the day that has come to represent liberty, freedom from tyranny, and a nation united.
Not to mention fireworks.
Now, anyone who has read any of my previous holiday themed blogs (see here and here) knows that when it comes to holidays, I love two things: traditions and movies. And in this case, my family has combined the two, making it a tradition to watch movies. For Christmas we watch Die Hard and The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, for Halloween we watch Ghostbusters and Hocus Pocus, and for July 4th we watch Independence Day and Live Free or Die Hard.
Two of my very favorite movies, they have several commonalities:
1) They’re both action movies. Or I should say, they’re both AMAZING action movies.
2) They both have scenes in which the White House gets blown up.
And 3) They’re both set on The Fourth of July.
Not to mention, they each star two of the three best male action stars of all time, aka. Bruce Willis and Will Smith. (The third is, of course, Harrison Ford.) They fight off alien invasions and stop an evil band of cyber terrorists in their tracks. They protect us and look good doing it. They’re my July 4th heroes. They are . . . The Force of July!
I don’t know about you, but watching these two movies on Independence Day makes me feel very patriotic. It’s a tradition I gladly participate in every year.
I hope your holiday is as wonderful (and action packed) as mine. Happy Fourth of July everyone!