Independence Day: Resurgence only just hit theaters yesterday, but even before audiences were able to check it out for themselves, we knew this sequel would at least hint at the possibility of another movie to follow. Now director Roland Emmerich has confirmed as much, and he even teases that Independence Day 3 will feature an “intergalactic journey” for some of the characters. However, in order to talk about that sequel, we’ll have to dive into some Independence Day: Resurgence spoilers. So if you haven’t seen the sequel yet, beware of everything after the jump. Read More »
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When Independence Day hit theaters in 1996, it brought the spectacle of global destruction, exciting action, some decent laughs, and an ensemble of memorable characters with nary a huge movie star in sight. Twenty years later, Independence Day: Resurgence attempts to deliver all that again. But despite a plot point out of left field that shifts the sequel away from a simple retread of the original and toward an absolute bonkers, universe-expanding set-up for a sequel, this follow-up falls flat and lacks any of the heart, charm, efficiency and exhilaration that makes the first one entertaining to this day.
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This week we’ll get to see if Independence Day: Resurgence can shake a stick at Roland Emmerich’s original 1996 blockbuster. Some early reviews from select outlets attending the Hollywood premiere indicate that the movie pretty much delivers the fun and silliness of the first one, but that’s something we’ll find out ourselves starting tomorrow evening. In the meantime, let’s take a look back at what made the original Independence Day so great with a video essay that examines just how well-crafted the screenplay is.
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Posted on Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 by Angie Han
A few days ago news broke that Independence Day: Resurgence would not screen for critics until Friday — the morning after the film hits theaters for the general public. That did not seem to bode well for the movie. Generally speaking, if a studio is working that hard to keep critics from reviewing a movie, it’s because they expect the reviews will be terrible.
But those reports were only half true. While American critics won’t see Independence Day: Resurgence until Friday, journalists in other countries have already seen the film. The first reviews have started to trickle out, and you can get the Independence Day: Resurgence buzz below. Read More »
With just a few days until Independence Day: Resurgence hits theaters, we still don’t know how good this sequel is going to be. As we reported over the weekend, the only screening being made available to press and critics will be on Friday morning, about 15 hours after the general public is able to see the movie at Thursday night preview screenings around the country. That either means the movie isn’t very good, there’s a secret they don’t want spoiled, or since their confidence in X-Men: Apocalypse backfired, they’re just being more cautious. We’ll find out later this week.
But one thing we do know now is how Brent Spiner was able to return as the eccentric Dr. Okun after appearing to meet his demise in the original Independence Day. A new video from Earth Space Defense profiles the Area 51 scientist as one of the heroes of The War of ’96, and part of the video reveals what happened to Dr. Okun after being attacked by one of the aliens and used as a communication vessel to speak with President Whitmore.
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This coming week, Independence Day: Resurgence brings back the alien threat, looking to finish the job they started 20 years ago in Roland Emmerich‘s original blockbuster. So far the trailers have promised some big alien invasion action, while viral videos have really played up the universe in which the world finds itself advanced by alien technology thanks to the Earth Space Defense program. Now we get a taste of the more depressing side of the world of Independence Day after 20 years.
In our interview with Roland Emmerich from the set if Independence Day: Resurgence, the director revealed that 2 or 3 billion people had died in the attacks from the first movie. That’s a huge chunk of the world population. And it appears we still have some reminders of the destruction from 20 years ago in the form of the ruins of Las Vegas. However, it’s less of a memorial and more of a tourist gimmick now.
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Posted on Friday, June 17th, 2016 by Angie Han
Have you heard? Sequels haven’t been doing so hot this year. And yet there’s no end to them in sight. After the jump:
- How is Jurassic World 2 protecting its secrets?
- James Wan says The Conjuring 3 will be set in the 1980s.
- Yes, Winona Ryder still wants a Beetlejuice sequel.
- Iron Sky 3 is happening thanks to China.
- Rumored details emerge about Transformers: The Last Knight.
- Independence Day: Resurgence puts out a Las Vegas tourism ad.
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Posted on Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 by Angie Han
This summer brings Independence Day: Resurgence, a full 20 years after the original Independence Day invaded theaters. So what took Roland Emmerich so long? In an interview, Emmerich admits he’d “never planned to make a sequel” before explaining why he changed his mind, and reveals one of the sequel ideas that got scrapped early on. And yes, he’s already thinking about Independence Day 3. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, June 9th, 2016 by Angie Han
Any major, world-changing event is going to inspire a few bizarre conspiracy theories, and in a new viral video for Independence Day: Resurgence, Earth Space Defense head David Levinson takes a few minutes to debunk one of the craziest rumors about the War of 1996. You know, the one that he and actor Jeff Goldblum are the same person.
Sure, Levinson will admit to a “fleeting” resemblance, and yes, they happen to wear the same glasses. But Levinson barely even knows who Goldblum is — is he the guy from 9 to 5, maybe? And he certainly couldn’t tell you whether it’s pronounced “gold-bluhm” or “gold-bloom.” In any case, this ESD video of Goldblum and Levinson standing side by side should put to rest any more ridiculous speculation that Levinson and Goldblum are the same person. Watch the very charming Independence Day Resurgence Jeff Goldblum David Levinson viral video below. Read More »