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Our Independence Day Resurgence review is nothing nice, but we’re honest about how terrible the movie is!
Wait the disappointment doesn’t stop there it get dreadfully worse. Let’s start with cute actors don’t make good movies – Liam Hemsworth is NOT his brother Chris Hemsworth. Chris is a leading man and Liam, lets just say he’s best seen as a supporting cast member. He has the good looks but NOT the skill set to make you say OMG, he is really talented. He’s just a cute man.
Next is “Survivors Remorse” star Jessie T. Usher, who plays Dylan Hiller, Will (Steven Hiller) and Vivica Fox’s (Jasmine Dubrow) son. Jessie is great on Survivors Remorse, but when it comes to a blockbuster film, he is lackluster. He is no Will Smith and was NOT right for the role. The only thing he had going for him is similarities to Will Smith, but that doesn’t make for a talented actor like Smith. He was emotionless and flat. Which leads us to the next star the just killed the movie. Maika Monroe, the daughter of President Whitmore and Liam Hemsworth’s love interest. Maika and Liam failed on having a drop on onscreen chemistry and whoever thought they did should have their head checked. OMG they were terrible and acted more like friends then lovers. EPIC FAIL!
Wait, there is more…The movie has no real connection to anyone. Director Roland Emmerich relied too much on the first film building relationships. Emmerich assumption to dive right in and pick up 20 years later forgot the basics in story telling. Instead of relying solely on effects, audience goers need to care about the people in the film. With Independence Day Resurgence you don’t care about anyone and everyone that was in the first. You know the ones that shouldn’t have been killed off were gone. The new young cast members could NOT carry this film if their life depended on it.
The sequel/reboot of IDR is all over the place, from tiresomely written muddle to an all-but-plotless melee of boring digital carnage. When the aliens comeback to seek revenge there is nothing great or shocking like the first. You see all of the best scenes in the trailer. In fact the film lacks the chill, the shock, and care if any of the actors make it out alive. There are no epic scenes like Independence Day in this movie. Great special effects a lost and ruined by a sloppy script that seems to be lacking effort. Why did it take five writers to do what two did in 1996. These days writers tend to focus on effects and studios seem to think audience goers are stupid.
You don’t touch a classic film without handling it like it’s a newborn baby trying to walk. This film lacks in quality writing, talented actors, interesting plot lines and a love story to overcome all obstacles. Instead, Independence Day: Resurgence delivers a melee of slop that should have been tossed in the garbage can and rewritten.
The film is an UTTER disappointment. It lacked everything the first gave us. Luckily Vivica Fox and Bill Pullman found their way out of this film so just in case Twentieth Century Fox decides to make another lackluster sequel.
We felt sorry for Jeff Goldblum, Vivica Fox, Bill Pullman, and Judd Hirsch because their parts of the film were the only interesting aspects. However the scenes with Goldblum and Hemsworth seemed to fail because Liam could NOT hold his own with Goldblum execution and acting prowess. Jeff NEEDED an actor like Will Smith to balance his scientific monotone approach. In the original Smith was able to heighten a scene with his comical sarcasm. Independence Day Resurgence has none of that.
As for the new additions like Catherine Marceaux (Charlotte Gainsbourg), Dikembe Umbutu (Deobia Oparei) and (David’s Assistant) Ryan Cartwright – their characters get lost in the film. You end up NOT caring about them since the writing was amateur for a blockbuster. Maybe Independence Day Resurgence was NOT their thing, but writers Nicolas Wright (screenplay), James A. Woods, Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich, James Vanderbilt FAILED to make a worthy sequel. What is disappointing about this is that Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich created the first Independence Day.
The movie is set for a third installment and with that said Independence Day 3 has already been announced which could be better. But the sequel to Independence Day is nothing like the first.
The once treasured “Independence Day” classics legacy is RUIN with lackluster rubbish!
Written by Emilio