Independence Day: Resurgence: Movie Review
"Independence Day: Resurgence" from the get-go has a lot of negative hype behind its back. Is it really a sequel that anyone looked forward to? High chances are probably not. Is it another uninspired cash grab from the greedy outfits in Hollywood? Yes of course. Unfortunately, much as we wanted to have our apprehensions to be sourly wrong, the truth of the matter is that "Independence Day: Resurgence" is both and a whole lot worse. It's a film that completely ruins our childhood and probably won't bring younger fans into the fold.
Two decades ago, the War of 1996 saw half of Earth’s population annihilated. Those who survived the Alien attack rebuilt our world with the same technology that was used against us. With the world united and space age technology at our fingertips, humanity has never been more peaceful, more prosperous and more united. The Earth Space Defense (ESD) program was also created to serve as an early warning system of any extra-terrestrial attack. When its Saturn base is suddenly missing, humanity's worst fear has come back. Now bigger, badder and stronger, will the Earth survive another alien attack?
So where do we start with all the wrongs in "Independence Day: Resurgence"? Would it be the lackluster cast? Wherein both veterans and the new cast just seemed off? Did they know that this film was bad to the bone and just felt uninspired to be there? Maybe Will Smith had a pretty good idea and just decided to stay away as much as possible. Maybe they should have listened. Would it be the pretty dumb story wherein it tested limits of basic logic? We mean not only was it stupid but it featured a heck a lot of characters that never really had enough time to be even relatable. So what if a character is the son of a heroic pilot and the first daughter at some point in her life? While the film was action-packed and presented popping visuals, it was a boring slog. Yes, this was Roland Emmerich's first sequel; this might be his last - hopefully. The film has the gall to hint on a third film, here's hoping it never happens after this "disaster" film.
Why you should watch it:
- no reason to watch this uninspired cash grab of a sequel that no one asked for
Why you shouldn't watch it:
- dumb story
- unrelatable characters
Labels Bill Pullman, Independence Day, Independence Day Resurgence, Jeff Goldblum, Jessie Usher, Liam Hemsworth, Maika Monroe, movie review, scifi, Sela Ward, sequel, William Fichtner