We realize there's only so much time one can spend in a day watching new trailers, viral video clips, and shaky cellphone footage of people arguing on live television. This is why every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the videos that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Today:
To begin, a disclaimer of sorts: We actually really enjoyed Independence Day, just like we very much enjoyed this weekend's White House Down — that is, until this Honest Trailer™ pointed out that Jeff Goldblum in Independence Day is basically the same Jeff Goldblum from Jurassic Park. Prepare to have your mind blown:
And if you manage to pick up the pieces of your blown mind, watch this other hater's guide to ID, which offers up some esoteric knowledge like the fine 1996 film's copious amount of Fruitopia product placement.
Oh, and say hi to the Mantis shrimp, some of whom have the fastest punch in the world:
And — boom — here's the only acceptable use of 4K resolution:
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