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Monday, June 27, 2016

Independence Day Resurgence: Movie Review

By: Matt Suzara

Two decades after the first alien invasion, Earth is now powered with a defensive mechanism to avoid another attack from the invaders from outer space. However, as the planet is prepared to celebrate the 20th anniversary of  the victory, Dr. David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum) discovers a larger threat that is now ready to attack, and they got much stronger and a lot bigger this time around. Soon, they must plan how to stop the impending destruction of the world and win round two of this epic showdown between human and aliens. 

When the first trailer came out, I already pictured out that this film wouldn't turn out well. The original film was already good and doesn't really need a sequel but for the sake of money, they opted to make a follow-up that does not make sense.

Independence Day: Resurgence was good at the beginning with explaining what happened from the past twenty years. However, when the film started to go into a berserk mode of CGI explosions and destruction all over the place, it became really exhausting. It is also difficult to stay within the frame as the film got tedious from time to time. I got bored and felt the runtime was too long where-in you wished that you have a remote control and push the fast-forward button to see the predictable ending.  

There are a bunch of talents that can light up the screen, but it was just Jeff Goldblum, who produced some enjoyable moments throughout despite a shallow character development. The likes of Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Liam Hemsworth, Jessie T. Usher and Maika Monroe were just thrown into the mix, but they can just do little things when the invasion starts. 

Overall, Independence Day: Resurgence took two decades of preparation for a film that doesn't really need a sequel. It had too much of everything as it feels like you are watching a Micheal Bay Film.  

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 3.5 out of 10 stars 

Cast: Jeff Goldblum, Liam Hemsworth, Bill Pullman

Directed by: Roland Emmerich 
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox PH  
Now Showing in cinemas nationwide 

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