Independence Day ★★★½

“Before we judge [the Martians] too harshly, we must remember what ruthless and utter destruction our own species has wrought...upon its own inferior races. The Tasmanians, in spite of their human likeness, were entirely swept out of existence in a war of extermination waged by European immigrants, in the space of fifty years. Are we such apostles of mercy as to complain if the Martians warred in the same spirit?”