Thursday, 23 June 2016

Independence Day: Resurgence

I should preface this review by mentioning I did not like the original film. However, the sequel is slightly more enjoyable. Two decades after the first alien invasion, Earth is faced with a renewed threat. The premise actually works quite well and there is a lot of nostalgia for fans of the first film, including references to what happened and major characters. Also working in its favour is Jeff Goldblum's quirky charm and Liam Hemsworth giving his best Top Gun style performance. Unfortunately, the plot loses its way and the destruction level is beyond ridiculous. While the action and effects are good, there is nothing remarkable about Independence Day: Resurgence. Perhaps it is because there has been such an over-saturation of blockbusters since the original. Nonetheless, Independence Day: Resurgence is likely to be a success and is clearly set up for yet another sequel.  


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