Independence Day: Resurgence

They’re back – and so is the cast… Well, almost…

20 years ago Independence Day was released on the silver screen and it was a huge success. Really good casting, script, story and FX for its time. A pretty descent action/sci-fi/comedy movie!

Now here we are, 20 years later, and it’s time for the reboot of the story – and the obvious second attempt by the evil aliens to harvest planet earth…


Let’s be honest, ever since they announced the movie and they said Will Smith wasn’t going to be in it because he was too expensive, I had my doubts. Ok, the original didn’t have a massive budget either – but they made sure they had great actors that could deliver a great story and focus less on FX. This time they didn’t follow that mantra…

The story is about the son of Captain Steven Hiller (Will Smith) who’s a pilot now, his x-mate Jake Morrison (Liam Hemsworth), David (Jeff Goldblum), the x-president, the old dodgy Area 51 engineer and a few more of the old cast – together with a handful new characters and yet again planet earth is marked for eradication. Sadly the old well written monologues and dialogues are replaced with comical reliefs – mostly references to the previous movie, and some new gags.  The rest is spent on FX.

The movie isn’t bad. In fact, it’s quite funny every now and then, and there are a few exciting moments for sure – but it’s a bleak copy of the original Independence Day.

I love Jeff Goldblum just like most people do but the person who saved the movie were Dr. Brakish Okun (Brent Spiner) with his excellent performance as the mad scientist, and this time he was given a major part in the plot, but apart from that the rest was pretty weak with regards to the acting.

If you want a funny, fast paced sci-fi-action flick that doesn’t require any brain to be active then this is one for you, but if you expect acting like the previous one then perhaps this is not for you…?

Regardless, over all it was an ok movie and I do sometimes want to watch a movie without activating my brain, and the kids thought it was an ok movie. With that in mind – because it somehow filled a spot – I can’t give it anything other than a 3 out of 5, but it’s a weaker 3 than some others in the same category…


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Author: politisktinkorrektpappa

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