Independence Day: Resurgence(2016)
We had twenty years to prepare, so did they.
Roland Emmerich, director of the '90s sci-fi blockbuster original Independence Day, returns for another large-scale invasion. Takes place decades onward, where Earth has learned new tricks from the alien technology left behind after the first attack. Sequel sees the return of Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman, alongside Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games) and Maika Monroe (It Follows). Will Smith does not star, however - his character died in an accident.
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BY cliveb1 nobody
This was more "star wars" than Independence Day. The first movie was well balanced in its characters, plot and plausibility.
The sequel definitely not. Some of the scenes were so implausible, e.g. jumping into an alien fighter and knowing where all the switches are etc., or hiding in the swamp on an alien ship and the highly advanced life form can't detect humans under the... More water......pleeease.
I am surprised Goldblum bought into such a weak script. I guess the money was too good. The sub plots, e.g. rivalry amoungst the top guns, are also weak. Not surprised Will Smith didn't appear....smart man.
All in all a great disappointment that left me feeling ripped off.Hide
BY moviebuffed wannabe
Yip, I said it. Is it a good sequel, yes - not too bad. However, the whole way through they kept working to marry you back to characters from the first film and as they did that and unwound a predictable plot, you realised that it's impossible to recreate the excitement of the first time. No twists, repetitive characters, bland humour, solid pop corn fodder but very little else. 3 stars if you are in the mood.
BY Booper superstar
Independence Day was what it needed to be - an action-packed well paced blockbuster. The 'new generation' of characters were the letdown, with Liam Hemsworth adding next to nothing to the film, Goldblum being the standout. The effects looked great thanks to Weta Digital. Overall it was everything you wanted it to be and even had elements that could have been developed more.
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