Nearly 20 years after an alien invasion and destruction of half of the earth, the extra terrestrials are back to finish what they had started in 1996. So what has changed during this period on the planet earth? Well, for starters there are super advanced technology and super close nations who haven’t had an armed conflict or disagreement between them all these years, because they have learned to value humanity above every other thing.
President Thomas Whitmore (Bill Pullman) has been replaced by a new lady President-Elizabeth Lanford (Sela Ward), who now has the responsibility of saving the fellow earthlings from the wrath of the Alien Queen. Whitmore is still as gritty though. A little shaken from the earlier alien encounters yes, but hasn’t really lost his game, even though it may seem so early on in the film. His daughter-Patricia Whitmore (Maika Monroe), now all grownup, works as aide to the President Lanford.
The Resurgence cast also sees the return of Julius Levinson (Judd Hirsch) and Dr Brakish Okun (Brent Spiner)
Jeff Goldblum as David Levinson seems a bit lost in the new instalment even with all the brilliance that his character possesses.
Perhaps, it is the absence of the charismatic Steven Hiller played by Will Smith that makes it little less enjoyable for those looking to catch up on the nostalgia that seems to still linger from the ‘Independence Day’.
Liam Hemsworth as Jake Morrison and Jessie Usher as Dylan Hiller (Steven Hiller’s son) are the new generation protagonists, who are to shoulder the responsibility of destroying the invaders with the latest technology without so much as batting an eyelid.
Even with all the visual splendours and magnanimous amount of destruction shown on the screen , something that is expected out of a Roland Emmerich film, the lack of a strong plotline and mediocre dialogues makes it rather weak sequel and no amount of glorious digital details will make it any less of a disappointment for the fans of the first Independence Day which even after two decades seems to be the better one of the two-film franchise.
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