Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Tease Me, Baby! - Independence Day: Resurgence

NOTE: This article was originally published by me on TheWebsiteofDOOM.com

Can you believe it's been nearly 20 years since Independence Day hit cinemas? Will Smith's accountant probably can. The movie that really launched him as a blockbuster superstar. After all this time it returns with everybody... except him.

The director Roland Emmerich has a bit of an obvious kink for disaster movies. He followed up the original with the likes of 2012, The Day After Tomorrow, and the Matthew Broderick version of Godzilla. Subtlety was never in his vocabulary.

What has been in his vocabulary, though, is "yes, more money please". Both in his budgets and in his box office returns. With an Independence Day 3 already announced, there is a lot riding on his shoulders to keep that trend going.





- Suspension of Disbelief

Listen, when dealing with a movie that is about aliens coming to destroy the earth, you can't quibble too much with logic. Like for example, the idea that Jeff Goldblum's character has been brought to a secret location and then shown something so large you literally couldn't miss it for hundreds of miles.

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- Speaking of Large

Everything is going to be huge in this film. The action, the destruction, everything. I have a feeling we're going to be numb to cities being wiped off the map before we're even halfway through.

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- Shiny

I am kinda impressed though that they thought through the aftermath of the last film. It actually makes a lot of sense that the world would become very militarised after an attack like that and that it would upgrade it's technology from the alien wreckage. Kudos.

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- Jeff Frickin Goldblum

This man deserves to be in more eyeballs. All his movies should make as much money as this inevitably does. Even if he has to dress up in a space-suit with Liam Hemsworth.

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OVERALL: There is not a lot to tell from this trailer other than; most of the cast are back, there will be explosions, they've seemingly found a story that carries on 20 years later. But no Will Smith to please the crowds may mean that this one might not be as much money in the bank as before.