26 June 2016

Independence Day: Resurgence 3D D-BOX Movie Review

I had high hopes for this film, after rewatching the 1996 original, but it seems to fail on most levels. Yes the alien ship is bigger and meaner, but it doesn't seem to quite have the same impact. The original had the build up, and the effects of the monuments being destroyed was jaw dropping back then. However fast forward to 2016 and the CGI ships sucking up cities and big cheesy aliens just don't seem right. The movie jumps around all over the shop too, from Earth to the Moon to outer space and back to Area 51, all strung together by C-list actors who you don't really care about spewing up loads of cheesy one liners. So while it has all the elements of a great sci-fi follow up, it just doesn't hang together very well.

The 3D is very forgettable and the D-BOX did very little for this movie.

Ben 6 out of 10 (6 with D-BOX)
Barry 8 out of 10 (8 with D-BOX)

Sleep Rating: No pillows! (wide awake, great film)

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