Independence Day: Resurgence – Trailer Review

Independence Day (1996), Speed (1994), Ransom (1996), these were my top favourite movies during my childhood. Even now I bring them out as often as I can.

So it is with my excitement – and trepidation – that I welcome the trailer for the sequel Independence Day: Resurgence (2016). Check it out below, and then we’ll chat!

Almost all my fears are gone. Not only do the visual effects look amazing, but it looks like it has an actual storyline.

I love that it’s a different Earth – they have learned from the remaining alien technology and employed it for their defence. So what happens when the aliens return and they’ve ramped-up their defences too?

A lot of the original cast are coming back (Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Judd Hirsch), and they are mixed with a new breed (Liam Hemsworth, Joey King, and, I don’t know how much he’ll be seen, but Hays Wellford is also listed, who I recently saw in Cop Car and wrote a review here).

Of course one absence is Will Smith. For some reason he has declined to participate and the official Independence Day: Resurgence website WarOf1996.com records that his character died in 2007.

From what I have seen, I think this movie has what it takes to be a successful sequel. Many have tried and failed, so only time will tell if I’m right.

What do you think? Are you looking forward to seeing it on the big screen? Let me know in the comments below.

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