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Originally posted by Goa`uld
Moon44 - Americans save Earth's mineral resources
Uni Sol - An American war hero protects the world from another
Stargate - Americans save Earth from an alien nuclear bomb
Independance Day - Americans discover, and defeat an alien invasion
Godzilla - Americans discover, and defeat a radioactive monster
Patriot - Americans fight british oppressors for freedom
Stargate - There's loads more Nucler bombs back on Earth, and besides ya think that one nuke would blow up the entire earth? A sizeable chunk, probably just America. America Saves America. But I do see your point. I'd say, America saves a proportional chunk of America rather than the world.
ID4 - I can see how many narrow minded people would see it as America saves the world. However, the rest of the world was also fighting. We saw several montage sequences of the rest of the wrold prepping to attack the aliens and then another of the rest of the world triumphing. If it was just America fighting the aliens then they would never have been able to destroy every spaceship on earth.
Godzilla - The only one I fully agree on this one, except mabye there is the idea that the Americans didn't listen to the the guy who knew how to defeat the race. he had to turn to a frenchy.
The Patriot - Well, lol, Americans do save the day, but they don't exactly save the world.
As for the English behaving like Nazi SS. I disagree. As you would know if you watched the film you would have seen that General Cornwallis did not condone the actions of Colonel Tavington at all. Cornwallis only really asked for Tavington to do what was possible to destroy "The Ghost". In the beginning Cornwallis never really approved of Tavington. Tavington was very much a beast among gentlemen.
One thing that is ever present in Emmerich films is that the underdogs always seem to win eventually or the underdogs contribute to winning. Or maybe the winners in the end are rich in stereotypical minoritues. Watch ID4 and see which lot of people from the Americans actually contribute to the defeat of the Aliens.
"Now I'm cleaning up and I'm moving on, going straight and choosing life. I'm looking forward to it already. I'm gonna be just like you.The job, the family, the fucking big television. The washing machine, the car, the compact disc and electric tin opener, good health, low cholesterol, dental insurance, mortgage, starter home, leisure wear, luggage, three piece suite, DIY, game shows, junk food, children, walks in the park, nine to five, good at golf, washing the car, choice of sweaters, family Christmas, indexed pension, tax exemption clearing gutters, getting by, looking ahead, the day you die."
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