I’m not a big fan of sci-fi. It all feels so forced with its vortex modules and inter-galactic warfare. I did, however, see Independence Day way back in 1996 (because I’m an American, and proud).
It was okay. Not Will Smith’s finest of roles.
That spot is filled by Men In Black 3: Sputnik’s Revenge.
I can assure you that I will not be seeing Independence Day 2—formally known as Independence Day: Resurgence—in theaters because I don’t ride that train anymore. It’s too expensive and there aren’t enough perks. Unless the movie I am paying $16 to see is a Best Picture nominee, my wallet will stay filled until the fat lady does whatever she does.
The only reason I am even writing about this sequel is because of the over-the-top advertisement they created to hype the release. And because Jeff Goldblum is somewhat of a boss.
I have to give it to the space nerds: This “War of 1996” website successfully wasted an hour of my work day, and successfully confused me to whether “War of 1996” is even the same thing as Independence Day 2. Spoiler alert: they are related.
But while I think the money spent on this website could’ve gone towards the special effects of said movie (or any other facet of the upcoming film), I’m not the guy in the director’s chair making the calls.
I’m just the guy sitting behind his computer screen rambling about absolutely nothing. Here’s what the movie is about:
“Using recovered extraterrestrial technology, the nations of Earth collaborate on an immense defense program to protect the planet. When the aliens attack with unprecedented force, only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can save the world. We always knew they were coming back. After INDEPENDENCE DAY redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. 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 the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.”
Release date: June 24, 2016 (USA)
Director: Roland Emmerich
Music composed by: Thomas Wanker
Screenplay: Roland Emmerich, Dean Devlin
Cast: Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward