Independence Day: Resurgence tells the story two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat. But will mankind’s new space defences be enough?
This film is just another amongst a long list of unnecessary sequels that doesn’t even compare to the almost enjoyable and original cheese that the original provided. It’s like they stripped away all of that sparkle and pizzazz to provide something so boring and lack luster that I struggled to find anything redeemable.
Without Will Smith a major part of the film, there would always be that niggle thing in the back of your mind where you knew that it would never be the same. Even bringing back Jeff Goldblum, who was the epitome of cheese in the 90s with his role in Jurassic Park also, it still wasn’t enough to lift the film at all as the cast was filled with pretty much second rate actors to fill any sequel plot holes to create a pretty average film. Basically taking Smith’s place is homegrown Aussie Liam Hemsworth who still hasn’t really proved himself as an actor. His worth as a box office lead might have grown in worth but as an actor, he can be considered a stale of an actor as a mouldy piece of bread. He lacks the comedic chops that Smith left behind with the originalIndependence Day with his exclamations of “Elvis has left the building!” Charlotte Gainsbourg, who played Catherine Marceaux, gave a particularly stand out wooden performance and was something the film could’ve done without. And it was also another disappointing role for Maika Monroe who held her in It Follows and even the The Guest failed in Independence Day: Resurgence.
One of Hollywood’s major sin’s is sequelitis and it doesn’t matter how many times I ramble on about this but it seriously needs to stop. It’s painfully unwarranted. Even this need to update a film because technology has advanced doesn’t need to happen because in a few years, the technology used to update that film is going to seem outdated in a few years.
This Independence Day sequel was something that I was somewhat interested to see, wondering how it would compare to the original when I kicked myself and really should’ve known better. There is absolutely nothing original about it and something that we’ve all seen before, often feeling like that it was a film that no one really cared about, something that was only created for the sake of money. I really hope that the rumours of a third film aren’t true because I’m not sure how much more audiences can take in this pandaemonium of unnecessary sequels and prequel films.