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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)

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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)