Independence Day Resurgence


Starring Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Judd Hirsch, Sela Ward and Liam Hemsworth

It hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since Will Smith and the boys took on those pesky little Aliens that wanted to annihilate our world…but it has really been that long, and even though he is no longer in the oval office, President Whitmore (Bill Pullman) seems to still have an ALIEN CONNECTION, when he starts having dreams that our world is about to be in peril yet again at the hands of these extraterrestrial beings…

But, this time around it seems that Dr. David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum) has better an idea that we are going to be facing an even larger invasion than before…which works out perfect for the young team of pilots who are training on the moon, including daredevil Jake Morrison (Liam Hemsworth) and Capt. Steven Hiller’s son Dylan (Jessie T. Usher), and lest we not forget female pilot and daughter to President Whitmore, Patricia (Maika Monroe), who have all readied themselves in case duty calls.

And of course, you must have someone wake from a 20 year coma to get us all back up to speed…enter the kooky and space-headed Dr. Brakish Okun (Brent Spiner), whose getting the same types of excruciating headaches as President Whitmore, as this new invasion looms…

So, with all of this impending doom facing our world, will our seasoned alien defending pros be able to save us, along with the help of all the baby-faced fighters along the way…or will this be the end of our world as we know it this time around??

I give INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE a rating of wait and catch this one on NETFLIX or STREAMING ~ Okay, so when they don’t let the critic’s view the film prior to it’s release, you sort of get a notion that it’s not because the film is so good, no bad review is going to be able to touch it. So, I went to catch this one on my own, just to see if this assumption was right…and…it most certainly was!!! From the sub par writing, to the less than stellar acting from even the seasoned pros ~ who apparently decided not to bring their A-game along for this battle galactica either, making this next installment of INDEPENDENCE DAY just okay. Maybe Emmerich should have taken a hint not to embark on making a sequel to his original BIG SCREEN BLOCKBUSTER, when Smith didn’t want to sign on to make it 20 years later. Then, when that little problem didn’t hold Emmerich back, I guess keeping Hiller’s son in the storyline of this film was to serve as the next best thing to having the original, but when you don’t write him in as the STAR PILOT and lead in your new film, this scenario just ends up playing off as pretty dumb too. And then, as unbelievable as it may seem after this less than glowing review…it appears that we are setting up for another show down in the future, so lets hope that 20th Century Fox at least makes back a portion of the $200,000,000 it spent to make this one, so that they can make the INDEPENDENCE DAY Franchise into A TRILOGY …bringing that old MILLION DOLLAR question to my mind yet again~ Why must we mess with original films, only to end up taking away from their stellar plots and mesmerizing cinema presence with their sub par sequels?? I’m guessing its all about the money, which doesn’t equate at all with the cost of this film, so just STOP IT ALREADY, please, and from now on, leave well enough alone…

Kathy Kaiser  

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