Using recovered extraterrestrial technology, the nations of Earth collaborate on an immense defense program to protect the planet. When the aliens attack with unprecedented force, only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can save the world.
Using recovered extraterrestrial technology, the nations of Earth collaborate on an immense defense program to protect the planet. When the aliens attack with unprecedented force, only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can save the world. less
“The dazzling visual effects try and pull up a story that you can't deny is a little monotonous!”
You have live through the magic that Independence Day created in 1996. There aren't any sequels to that for a large time, but it spawned a score of films that adorned the template of a nation in crisis and a hero rose to the occasion to mend the things. The same movie catapulted Will Smith from a TV star to a towering machismo of 4th of July films.
After 20 years, we see something touted as a sequel to the epic film. The title is also apt saying it to be Independence Day: Resurgence. This also runs on the fun zone like its predecessor and also leaves some dose to carry it to a sequel. However, you won't ask for more of it as it offers fleeting moments of glory.
Director Roland Emmerich does everything to pump in the same spirit of Independence Day and lays out a patriotic fervor among the viewers. He attempts to bring the trail of those characters and extends the thread from where he left it in the first offering. The oldies flood the scene and make it so compact to palate. We love cliches but not those that border on the extreme.
The comic lines are not sharp and target, but hover on giving some broad laughs. There are lines for 'call to duty' that spearhead motivation, but they are too force fit to imbibe into your bloodstream.
Thanks to some action episodes involving aerial wars and passages that keep you glued to the screen. Or else, we see more wreckage in the script than on the screen. There's plenty of good stuff in the spacecraft with finely done interiors, and all these expand to blow out in the end.
All in all, Emmerich brings a sense of liking to the alien war template but he misses most of the selective set pieces. The characters offer surprise but this may not stay long. That leaves Independence Day: Resurgence as just a been-there-done-that enterprise.