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Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)


Liam Hemsworth
Jeff Goldblum
Jessie T. Usher
Bill Pullman

Directed by Roland Emmerich

One of the problems with making sequels is they will always be compared to the first (Independence Day (1996)). People will be picking holes on how it was done and how that is not compared to how it was done in the first. To make the comparison deadlier, the farther apart the sequels are released the deadlier the attacks will be, especially if the first was a hit.
I guess that is just how it is and I do not wish to change things.

So, the first movie was far better than this one for reasons easy to pick out, first the characterization or the characters in the first movie spanned through different works of life and across different behaviors. In fact, there was never a moment in the first movie that you will be dull or wish they gave more screen time to one character or the other. While watching this new one, I noticed they decided to skip everything about making the characters loveable and focus on the action. There is no build on any character, the reason being there were just too many people involved in this movie there was no time for me to get drawn into the life of any one of them.

Then there is the normal basic story the first film gave. Aliens shows up, we have no idea why they are here or what they want, until they started blowing up buildings leading to a massive death toll. The humans join up together and take down the aliens. So they decided to make things a little more complicated, there are the bad aliens wanting to kill us and one wanting to help us kill them.

Yes! People they are more civilizations (aliens) out there.

With all of this happening and the huge amount of characters on screen, it was impossible to believe the world was coming to an end.

Now the huge plus side in the movie is the visual masterpiece it delivers which is in par with the one I saw way back in 1996 when I first saw the first Independence Day.

The movie plot is Twenty years after the events of the first film and the human race has developed using the technologies they savaged from the alien race that attacked earth. The human race has even developed a space fighting air force, I guess they were preparing for any such attack again.

Well, the aliens came back and this time we were ready for them (even though the characters in the movie didn’t know that).

I have seen better sequels and this is a waste of your money.

Some characters from the first film were also present here, Will Smith wasn’t only a wallpaper of his can be seen in this film.


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