Independence Day: Resurgence is the sequel to the 1996 blockbuster, Independence Day. I had read bad reviews of this movie, before seeing the movie, and I fully disagree with the critics. I fully enjoyed this movie. Most Roland Emmerich movies are known for mass destruction and destroying most of the cities on the planet. This movie had its explosions but there were interesting plot points that expanded the Independence Day universe.
I’m actually glad that Will Smith wasn’t in the movie, he would have probably just had some funny one-liners and would have made the movie cheesy. There was just the right combination of the introduction of the next generation of characters and the passing of the torch from the older characters from the first movie. Jeff Goldblum was great as usual and he had a bigger role in the sequel. One of the more interesting parts of the movie was seeing how Earth had taken the technology of the aliens (after the first movie) and used the technology to vastly improve our space-faring abilities.
I believe some critics are forgetting what they are watching. This movie isn’t trying to win any oscars. Independence Day is all about the human race standing up and keeping up the good fight as we struggle to survive. You must go into this movie expecting to enjoy a great popcorn flick that is fun and will let you escape your troubles for a few hours. The original Independence Day is a movie that I always enjoy watching when it’s on cable. I would enjoy watching the sequel multiple times as well. I give it 4 out of 5 stars. If you liked the first movie, then go and see this movie.
Watch the Independence Day: Resurgence Trailer below: