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Feel Good At ‘Independence Day’

From Will Smith’s fighter pilot whuppin’ up on E.T. to Bill Pullman’s American president delivering a “Henry V”-type speech, the hit “Independence Day” arouses movie audiences by being a throwback - a combination of “War of the Worlds” and “Top Gun” that offers us a chance to feel good as a culture in a way that hasn’t been this easy since the late 1950s. , DataTimes ILLUSTRATION: Photo