Independence Day fails its name

June 28, 2016

Courtesy of Rotten Tomatoes

Jeff Goldbloom as David Levinson in Independence Day: Resurgence



Independence Day: Resurgence is the newest film by Director Roland Emmerich.


The film follows different characters from the Dylan Hiller, played by Jessie T. Usher, to David Levinson, played by Jeff Goldblum. 

The film begins 20 years after the first attack. The nations of Earth have unified and made great strides in technology. 

After a mysterious space craft shows up near the moon, the earth attacks and realizes there are aliens on their way to destroy earth.


However, the aliens have returned with a bigger arsenal of weapons and proceed to devastate most of the Atlantic coast. 

The plot is one of the biggest problems with the movie. It goes in so many directions and meets a wide cast of characters –such as a warlord, a crazy former president, a salvage team located somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean and a bus full of children.

One problem that derives from these many characters is the seven different plots going on at once. All ranging with different emotions causing certain scenes to feel out of place. 

With this huge cast it is hard for some characters to find anything to do in the movie. 

Despite the plot, you will still enjoy what the movie has to offer.


Not once does Resurgence take itself too seriously.


The movie understands how strange it is and rolls with it. 
Characters will still be punching aliens and engaging in mid-air fighter jet scenes that still look really good. 

There are a lot of scenes, including major plot points, that will be in reference to the first Independence Day. 

All in all, Independence Day: Resurgence is an okay movie. It is a good movie to sit back, relax and shut your brain off for a while. 

By no means will it replace the first Independence Day.

I give this movie a 2 and half out of 5 stars.

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