7 Lingering Questions After ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’

     July 1, 2016


Please be aware there are spoilers for Independence Day: Resurgence.

After 20 years of buildup, the Independence Day sequel has finally arrived. With Independence Day: Resurgence, Roland Emmerich returned to the alien invasion apocalypse with much of his original cast in tow, including fan favorites Jeff Goldblum as David Levinson, Bill Pullman as President Whitmore, Judd Hirsch as Julius Levinson and Brent Spiner as Dr. Okum, as well as a host of new characters to face the coming of a new extraterrestrial assault against planet Earth. Unfortunately, despite moments of dumb fun, the film didn’t quite live up to the years of anticipation, bombing critically and financially in its first weekend of release, and left a host of unanswered questions in its wake. Thanks to a fairly obfuscated script and muddled editing, there are a lot of headscratchers in this one, but I’ve tried to narrow it down to the top queries that left me in ponder mode when I walked out of the theater. Ponder along with me, if you dare, as I count down seven lingering questions after Independence Day: Resurgence.

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