Is 'Independence Day: Resurgence' a bad movie? | The Tylt
Poor Independence Day: Resurgence. Did it ever stand a chance? Independence Day was a huge success in 1996. But the sequel, 20 years later, not so well reviewed. Although Jeff Goldblum brought back his star power for the sequel, mega star Will Smith skipped out on the film which might have been for the best.
We have to ask: Is Independence Day: Resurgence really that bad?
Here's the sequel's synopsis, according to 20th Century Fox:
We always knew they were coming back. After INDEPENDENCE DAY redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.
Some say the film bombed. It only brought in a little more than $41 million at the box office opening weekend—making less than Finding Dory. Other critics blasted the film's lack of humor, fun and character.
But fans say it's not meant to be the original. Rather, it's an action-packed adventure that shouldn't be taken too seriously. Critics, they say, are being too hard on the film.
But what do you think: Is #IDRReallyBad or is #IDRUnderrated?
Is 'Independence Day: Resurgence' a bad movie?
"Finding Dory" grosses more on 2nd weekend than the openings of "ID: Resurgence," "Shallows," "Free State of Jones" + "Neon Demon" combined— Ben Fritz (@benfritz) June 26, 2016
As someone who still loves ID4, Independence Day Resurgence was a huge disappointment. Lacks the fun, humor and thrills of the original.— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) June 26, 2016
I have tickets to see Independence Day 2 tomorrow night, but was thinking of just canceling them at this point in favor of mini-golf.— Chris Tilton (@christilton) June 27, 2016
Very much blown away by Independence Day Resurgence...very good sequel for that film..it wasn't perfect but definitely was worth it!!— Sarah Brouns (@SarahBrouns) June 24, 2016
There's literally nothing any review can say to convince me not to see Independence Day: Resurgence.— Neri Stein (@neristein) June 24, 2016