Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

2016 | PG-13 | 120 Minutes

Action | Adventure | Science Fiction

We always knew they were coming back. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for th...

Overall Rating

3 / 10
Verdict: So-So

User Review

  • Manny_In_LoFi

    1 / 10
    INDEPENDENCE DAY RESURGENCE's tagline is "We had 20 years to prepare..." It would've been nice if in those 20 years of preparation you had spent some time ON A DAMN SCREENPLAY!

    It was the summer of 1996 when I went to see the biggest blockbuster of the year, Independence Day. It was epic. It was cheesy and had paper-thin dialogue, but it was epic. It also gave us one of the best American Presidents in cinematic history.

    The 20-years-later sequel brings back the majority of the main cast from the original, while introducing a whole new cast that is so uninspired, one would think these roles are being played by the stand-ins.

    By the way, if you haven't seen the film...STOP READING BECAUSE I'M INCLUDING SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW. Its the only way to do this review justice. I can't discuss what is wrong with this movie without giving up spoilers. You've been warned.

    Roland Emmerich and his team decided to bring back the iconic characters from 20 years ago and gave them the most uneventful and laughable deaths ever. This team does this characters such an injustice that I'm considering giving up on Emmerich. I'm of course talking about the laughable and pointless deaths that includes the death of President Whitmore. What was the goddamn point??? His death did nothing. Whatever dramatic and emotional impact Emmerich attempted belly-flopped so hard that it left painful marks.

    Every character in this is useless. Absolutely useless.

    The 1996 original felt grounded. It felt organic. This one? Not so much. Its supposed to take place 20 years after the original. Instead, it felt like it took place 200 years after the events of the original. I thought I was watching the Star Trek remake. It in no way felt like the same world the original existed in.

    Plot: The is so thin it made me think the outline was written on a cocktail napkin. Maybe even the entire screenplay. The 1996 classic took its time in building the tension before the major destruction started. In this one, they blew their load way to early and before you knew it, it was over. I was like, "Oh wait, that was the destruction scene?" Once it was over, the sequence was so uninspired, I forgot about it within two minutes. The destruction sequence in the original was one that has stuck with audiences for over 20 years. In the sequel, I forgot about it after two minutes.

    And then...

    You know what? I don't wanna keep talking about this movie anymore. I'm not one to complain and say that a movie is going to "ruin my childhood" or ruin the original, but this one comes pretty damn close.

    Avoid this movie at all cost. Do not spend your money on it. If you want to do a good thing for yourself, forget it even exists.

    Damn you, Roland. Damn you to hell.