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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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 »
With just over a month until the aliens come back to finish the job in Independence Day: Resurgence, a new extended trailer gives us our longest look at the blockbuster sequel yet. A bunch of new footage combined with what we’ve seen in the previous trailers gives us our best glimpse yet at the story, characters and pure destruction awaiting us this summer. However, I will say if you’re already on board with seeing this movie, don’t watch this trailer, because it shows a little too much.
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Marvel and Disney have officially confirmed the cast of Thor: Ragnarok, which includes Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, and Mark Ruffalo. Read the full press release after the jump which confirms the Thor Ragnarok cast and also get a glimpse at new Thor: Ragnarok concept art.
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We’re still about a month and a half away from seeing what happens when the aliens who attacked us 20 years ago in Independence Day regroup and come back to finish the job. As we’ve seen in viral news reports and the trailers for Independence Day: Resurgence released this year, we’ve already rebuilt, and we’ve even utilized alien technology to advance our weapons and society, including a global initiative that founded Earth Space Defense, which includes a military base on the moon.
Now another viral video has surfaced in the form of a recruitment video for Earth Space Defense with William Fichtner asking you to be all you can be…in space. We also get to hear part of a speech that President Lanford (Sela Ward) gives in the movie In addition, you can actually go enlist in ESD and play a few mini games to unlock some new footage from the film. Some of them even provide hints as to what story details we may find in the sequel. Watch the Independence Day Resurgence viral video after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, April 22nd, 2016 by Angie Han
Today is Earth Day, and what better way to celebrate our beautiful planet than by gleefully looking forward to its complete and utter destruction? 20th Century Fox has just unveiled the latest Independence Day: Resurgence trailer, which sees the aliens returning 20 years later, stronger and more brutal than ever before. Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Vivica A. Fox, and Brent Spiner return from the original, while Liam Hemsworth, Maika Monroe, and Jessie Usher lead a new generation of Earth Space Defense pilots.
Oh, and to celebrate Earth Day in less ironic fashion, 20th Century Fox has also dropped a new Earth Day PSA featuring Earth Space Defense director David Levinson (Goldblum) explaining different ways we at home can help save the planet. Plus, to get that patriotic spirit going, they’re offering a download of the original Independence Day for just $0.99. Get the details, and watch both the new Independence Day: Resurgence trailer and the Independence Day Earth Day PSA after the jump. Read More »
Even though Jeff Goldblum is getting in sequel mode this summer with Independence Day: Resurgence, there’s no indication that he’ll be returning to the Jurassic Park universe anytime soon, though Jurassic World 2 just confirmed a director. However, that doesn’t mean we won’t see Jeff Goldblum backing down from blockbuster territory. The actor has hinted he’ll be heading into the superhero genre. Find out more about this potential Jeff Goldblum superhero movie casting below. Read More »
The hot new trend in studio filmmaking these days is sequels that also act as first acts for a new franchise, taking your love of a past property and using it to launch another series (usually a trilogy) of movies. Some of these, like Jurassic World, are enormous financial successes, tickling old school nostalgia while giving new fans something to embrace. Others, like Terminator: Genisys, die on the vine and make everyone who talked about a sequel months before the original came out look very silly.
As I watched the new Independence Day: Resurgence TV spot, I couldn’t quite begin to guess which direction Roland Emmerich‘s belated sequel will go. I can easily imagine this thing being an enormous hit or a gigantic flop. Are regular folks excited for an Independence Day sequel? I have no clue. But I do know that this TV spot features some nifty visuals and the return of Brent Spiner‘s Dr. Brackish Okun, who supposedly perished during the events of the first movie.
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Sitting down with Jeff Goldblum is just as delightful as you would expect it to be. The Jurassic Park and Independence Day star endlessly affable and wonderfully quirky. When I sat down with Goldblum on the set of Independence Day: Resurgence last year, he began by asking my name, and ran through “Six Degrees” connection from my name to him through actors and movies. Sadly, not all of it was recorded, but it’s probably one of the best things that has happened to me.
Anyway, after all that was done, we talked about him reuniting with director Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin. This time his character David Levinson doesn’t accidentally become humanity’s last hope to defeat the aliens as he’s been named the director of Earth Space Defense. And Goldblum says that it’s his character’s inherent and organic love for the planet that drives his outside-of-the-box thinking to help keep it safe.
Plus, since it took 20 years for him to return to Independence Day, what are the odds that the 20th anniversary of The Lost World: Jurassic Park coming up next year will convince him to deal with some dinosaurs again? Find out in the Jeff Goldblum interview below. Read More »