Jun 26, 2016
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The sequel to 1996's Independence Day was a lot of dumb
fun! To find out more about the original
movie click here
for the Wikipedia page. My pros and cons with the
- Fun movie, I laughed and enjoyed the movie.
- Jeff Goldblum, Judd Hirsch, Maika Monroe (from 'It Follows'), Travis Tope (from
Boardwalk Empire season 5)
were the standouts in the film.
- Amazing special effects, especially the look of the
aliens. I feel an improvement from the first
film. Also the combination of the new human/alien
technology was very sleek.
- Brent Spiner stole the movie for me. Very
entertaining and funny whenever he showed up on screen.
- Tighter and better pace than the first film.
- Bill Pullman death wish, he wanted to be die/be
killed/sacrificed in almost every scene he was in.
- Replaceable main characters. Hiller's son, Liam
Hemsworth, Angelababy, had no appeal or charisma and could've been
played by anyone.
- Revenge Yell!!! Every time one of the main/side
character's friend(s)/family was hurt or killed, they got their
vengeance by yelling and shooting aplenty...and it worked!
- The 'Floyd' character was brutal. To go from
this pencil necked geek to 'warrior' by the time the film is done
wasn't a pleasant thing to sit through.
- Characters emotional roller coaster...one second their grieving
a loved one's death the next their smiling and
celebrating....yay! We beat the aliens but my best
friend is dead!
- This movie is filled with ridiculousness that will make you
groan and laugh.
But this is the exact reason why I enjoyed this
movie. My final score is a
7/10. Popcorn-dumb movie to the fullest.
Shout out to my boys Jason G. and Gunnie for helping me out with
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