LIKE MILLIONS OF OTHER PEOPLE, we enjoyed the 1996 movie Independence Day. When it was released, we heard nothing but good things so we splurged and sprang for a pair of tickets—a big deal for two old farts who remember seeing Saturday matinees for a quarter—and saw it on the big screen. As science fiction-based disaster movies go, it was fun (if thin of plot) with good acting (if of underdeveloped characters) and rather impressive visuals.
But the second movie—Independence Day: Resurgence—from 2016 is a different story. Wikipedia states that “It received negative reactions from critics and audiences and was considered a box office disappointment.”
Based on what we were told by friends who paid to see it, that seems a rather generous (and polite) statement.
So we avoided it.
Until last night when I brought the DVD home from the library.
So, here are a few words on finally seeing Independence Day: Resurgence:
“Oh, dear . . .”
FEATURED IMAGE: This is the massive weapon that is being assembled on the moon at the beginning of the movie. It is supposed to be able to stop anything resembling the ships that invaded twenty years before. Of course, what comes this time ain’t nothing like what came last time. Great photo: Even the cropped version at the top of this page looks impressive.