Presented by James M. Tate / 7/05/2016 / No comments / bill pullman , jeff goldblum , sequel
REVIEW OF INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE
|Sequel to INDEPENDENCE DAY Reviewed|
|Looks more like Roland's GODZILLA|
|FILM SCORE: **1/2|
The main two problems with RESURGENCE is the lack of character-development as returning reluctant hero Jeff Goldblum still speaks with his hands, always on the verge of figuring things out and for some reason, Brett Spiner's super-annoying Area 51 hippie scientist makes like Lazarus and, it turns out, was in a coma the whole time (meanwhile, Jeff's proud Jewish pop Judd Hirsch returns, driving a bus with a white trash family reminiscent of Randy Quaid's nomadic clan)... Spiner's babbling scenes with Goldblum deletes the scientific knowledge or importance of either, and no matter, with the aliens super-sized, everyone finds no reason in fighting what seems like a lost cause until the end, providing a perfect segue to the other big problem: This movie has absolutely no second act. While the intro is somewhat intriguing as various crews investigate the ghost ships from the prior attack, before you know it the good guys are sending up a mass of ships up for the final battle, which doesn't make the movie any shorter, or the experience any more entertaining.