Will Smith was right to avoid this one. Honestly, he must be embarrassed for his likeness to have made a brief appearance in this debacle. Jeff Goldblum should feel even worse for having taken the money to appear in this thing. Independence Day: Resurgence is every bit as terrible as you’ve heard. Now that it’s on Netflix, I felt I had to check it out to be sure. I am writing this solely to ensure you don’t make the same mistake.
Independence Day: Resurgence starts out terribly and does not improve one bit. If anything it gets dumber as it goes, by taking us to a moonbase, then having an alien ship that measures 3,000 miles across sneak past all Earth’s defences, and then creating a totally unnecessary back story for the aliens involving a different alien/robot/spaceship. Well, totally unnecessary except that it conveniently sets up a sequel! Do me a favour and stay off Kickstarter if you think a third Independence Day sounds like a good idea.
It’s just a mess. Like peeing your pants, which two of our heroes admit to doing after one of several mediocre action scenes. Billy Madison made peeing your pants cool, but Liam Hemsworth and Travis Tope prove here they cannot pull off the same thing. Not that I could pull it off either but at least I know enough not to try. Despite what my love of comic book movies may suggest, I’m not six years old.
If you are still on fence about this movie then I’ve failed, and in that case I have to wonder whether you were worth saving anyway. Independence Day: Resurgence gets a score of 3 soiled undies out of ten.