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2016 Movie Countdown: Bottom of the Barrel (#44-40)

Welcome, one and all, to the new and revised 2016 Movie Countdown. For those who didn’t see my recent update post click here for the full details of this change. Basically, the original format I started this series on was hard to maintain in a timely fashion. That’s why I decided to change things up, so I can complete the countdown just a bit easier. Hopefully, this new format will also be more easily digestible to you guys, too, so you won’t have to keep up with 44 separate posts.

As you can see, I’ve restarted the countdown back to #44 to demonstrate how future installments will go. For those joining us for the first time, this series is an annual tradition where I rank every film I saw in the previous year from least favorite to favorite. It’s not a best and worst list per se. It’s just my personal favorite films of 2016. This year I will be discussing 44 movies (see the full list here) across 5 posts separated by categories: The Bottom of the Barrel, The Mediocre, The Good, The Great, and finally the Top 10. Continue reading 2016 Movie Countdown: Bottom of the Barrel (#44-40)

2016 Movie Countdown: Independence Day – Resurgence (#42)

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That is definitely…much bigger than the last one.

Independence Day: Resurgence is the sequel to the 1996 action film Independence Day.

It’s been twenty years since the aliens first attacked Earth. Merging Earth technology with that of the aliens has led to huge technical advancements, from space travel to advanced weaponry. As the world prepares for their twenty year memorial celebration of the event, the same alien species has returned for round two, sporting a ship the size of Earth itself and much deadlier than before. It’s now up to our many, MANY heroes to save the planet once more. Continue reading 2016 Movie Countdown: Independence Day – Resurgence (#42)

SBox Recommends: Independence Day – Resurgence (Movie Review)

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On this day 240 years ago, the 13 British colonies in the recently discovered Western World declared in one voice that we will not go quietly into the night. We will not vanish without a fight. We’re gonna live on. We’re going to survive. Today we celebrate our Independence Day…2!

It has been 20 years since the first Independence Day hit theaters in the summer of 1996. The film set in the mid 90’s with an all-star cast wowed audiences with its depiction of a world defending itself from an alien invasion. While debates concerning the film’s quality still persist to this day, the film is still beloved by many for its impressive effects, memorable scenes, lovable characters and overall fun vibe. It remains a staple of the dumb 90’s action movie genre and an undeniable classic, one that apparently had grounds for a sequel.

The concept of an Independence Day 2 interested me upon first hearing it. I didn’t really feel it called for a sequel, but I knew that this could be amazing if done right. Take all the fun, loud and dumb of the original and translate it in the modern day, and you’ve got yourself a modern classic. I’m hesitantly in! Hesitant, because this could also be a real bomb if handled incorrectly.

Though most people have made up their minds about the movie, declaring in one voice that this movie should go quietly into the night, is it really as bad as people are saying? Continue reading SBox Recommends: Independence Day – Resurgence (Movie Review)