‘Independence Day' Movie Review: So Boring Compared To The First One

Filed under , , by Mario Bautista on Jul 1, 2016


“INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE” comes exactly 20 years after the first movie was released in 1996. The original was memorable and really shocked us with the destruction of well known international landmarks like the White House, Eiffel Tower, Sydney Opera House, etc. In the 20 years that passed since it was shown , we’ve been treated to other disaster movies showing the demolition of other familiar icons and places, from the Marvel flicks to “Men in Black”, “Transformers”, “X Men”, etc.

When it comes to Destruction-Demolition Porn now, nothing else can shock us anymore, honestly. So why do they still have to make a sequel of “Independence Day” when there’s nothing new to show? The U.S. now has a female president, and it’s not Hilary Clinton but Sela Ward. But the former president in the first movie, Bill Pullman, is back here and he’s having dreams about another alien attack. Also back is Jeff Goldblum as David Levinson, a scientist who’s an expert in global defense, with Judd Hirsch once again appearing as his dad who’s tasked to ferry a school bus full of children to safety.