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Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) Movie Reviews

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04/05/2017 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Bigger,slicker,more devastating but silly too

"Are we dead? We're okay. You peed in your pants? Uh, yeah. Yeah, me too."

I never thought I would miss Will Smith in a movie. Well, for everything there's a first time. And damn, I missed our friend Smith in this sequel of the blockbuster from 1996. Not because of his acting talent or his good looks. But because of his dry humor and his sometimes hyperactive behavior. Smith was honored by the brief display of a picture somewhere in a presidential corridor. His absence in this film was due to a fatal accident during a test flight (Personally I think the paycheck was a disappointment to him). As a worthy successor his stepson Dylan (Jessie T. Usher and fortunately not Smith's son Jaden himself) is summoned to help.

The big difference with its predecessor, is the total lack ...

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12/04/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

ID4:Resurgence could use a helluva lot of rewrites

The biggest obstacle facing this long delayed sequel to the 1990s' quintessential blockbuster was how it could distinguish itself from all the other disaster films that borrowed from its far superior predecessor. Everything is bigger in this go-for-broke continuation of ID4's fight against alien invaders but notably, what has changed is now we're in a futuristic 2016 where alien technology and human resolve are united in a militaristic utopia.
The new cast members aren't terrible for the most part but not memorable. ID4 had some campy humor and hammy acting but at least you remember all the charismatic leads or quirky side characters. Some come back like Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Brent Spinder, and Judd Hirsch. The trio that we're supposed to consider our heroes (Monroe, Hemsworth, U...

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07/04/2016 (1 of 1 found this helpful)


'Independence Day: Resurgence' might take the distinction of being the worst of all the unnecessary sequels to be released in recent times. The small germ of a passible story continuation exists in the two-decade recovery period after the events of the first 'Independence Day'. The world unites and utilizes alien technology for great benefit. That's the ONLY good idea in the entire movie. Everything else is a never-ending onslaught of gigantic hollow spectacle and absolute stupid nonsense - none of which generates an ounce of actual fun. The amount of retconning involved to will this sequel into being is staggering. Returning individuals (one from the dead?!) are altered for no good reason. The needlessly convoluted plot boils down to a succession of moronic choices made by the imm...

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06/27/2016 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Independence Day Needs More Fireworks

With so many big franchises getting some long-delayed sequels, it was only a matter of time before the true master of disaster, Roland Emmerich, got in on this craze. Independence Day was a huge film back in 1996 - big names, big action and one of the first big world-ending "disaster" movies that became that director's signature. Now, 20 years later, we get a followup to the alien invasion.

Much of the main cast is back - Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, William Fichtner, Judd Hirsch, Brent Spiner and Vivica A. Fox all reprise their respective roles. Notably absent is Will Smith, who reportedly wanted a bit too much money and thus was written out as a casualty of testing the alien technology which is now prevalent in this alternate world. Likewise, Mae Whitman, who played the yo...

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06/26/2016 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Independence Day 2 - Movie Review

Independence Day: Resurgence is your basic dumb summer action movie that dose it's job well of entertaining you, but the flaws is something that shouldn't be ignored despite people telling you to ignore them.

The effect's (for the most part) was pretty solid and Jeff Goldblum being the best part of this movie is no surprise. You just can't get enough of the Goldblum, as he always got this welcoming presence to him in every movie he's in. I was never bored while watching the movie and this is the kind of the film that would have been great if it was released in the 90's like the first movie, as this would have fitted right in.

Unfortunately, "Resurgence" misses a lot of the charm and charisma that the first film had, as the squeal is just mindless entertainment and if yo...

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