Movie Review: INDEPENDENCE DAY – RESURGENCE
Star Rating (out of 5): **
Independence Day: Resurgence may be the most unnecessary sequel of all time. Taking place 20 years after it’s phenomenal predecessor – this one is everything but phenomenal. Resurgence is just another sequel/reboot/adaptation in the year of unoriginality. When the original Independence Day came out, the idea of aliens blowing up the White House and all the iconic sights of the world was a new, crazy thing. By now it’s been done a hundred times over. But instead of boldly delivering anything new, this sequel just sticks with the “Re-” in its subtitle. The aliens re-appear, the world gets re-destroyed, humanity re-unites, blah-blah-blah.
Independence Day: Most Unnecessary Sequel Ever actually has one cool character. This is an old man AKA Jeff Goldblum’s Dad, driving a school bus with some funny kids around. Jeff’s Dad has a lot of charisma, but sadly he cannot save this orgy of boredom. Oh, and as to be expected from an Oscar-winning team, the VFX aren’t too bad either.
Though the actors do try, all of other characters fall flat. Their losses never have emotional impact because they’re rushed over. The characters aren’t developed well and so none of them matter to you (except for the old dude). The film is also way too long and boring. 80% of it is talking, while 20% is spectacular explosions. That’s pretty much it. The soundtrack doesn’t keep up with the movie at all, it’s always the same thing.
Independence Day: Most Unnecessary Sequel Ever is a boring, long movie with barely anything interesting to offer. I mean, even the so-so trailer for this looks great in comparison! Whereas the first film was a fun/dumb popcorn flick, this is just dumb and not worth wasting a good bucket of popcorn.
Review By: SAM SILBER