Uh Ho, the movie Independence Day Resurgence had a little viewing party recently, and now the negative reviews are pouring in.
After the original Independence Day from 1996 redefined the event movie genre, the next 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.
The main complaint about the movie, is that the writers tried to hard to fit to much into the film and the actors over-acted to the point of making the film cheesy.
The New York Post Lou Lumenick reports: “The first ‘Independence Day’ was a lot of fun, with a great lines and cutting-edge special effects. It was much imitated, so the sequel plays like a faded, eighth-generation copy with a cast that’s shooting blanks when it comes to humor.”
Daily Mail Brian Viner reports: “Of course, silliness and the alien attack blockbuster have never been unacquainted, but about 20 minutes in, it occurred to me that the best way to enjoy this movie really is to view it as a comedy.”
The Wrap Jason Solomons reports: “While it would be foolish to say Independence Day: Resurgence lacks spectacle, scene after scene of the stuff becomes repetitive due to its victim-less violence. It feels like no one ever gets hurt, despite the destruction of half the planet.”
The bad reviews go on and on and this really bums us out, as we had very high expectations for this film.
Even the leaked trailers had us geeked and ready to hit the theater, though I guess now we will wait for it to hit Netflix, instead of wasting $100 on going to our local theater.
Here is the latest trailers 1 and 2: