We always knew they were coming back. After Independence Day redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction. (synopsis via Coming Soon)
The aliens who terrorised Earth (and one very lucky dog) back in Independence Day are sore losers.
Really sore losers.
So much so in fact that twenty years after they blew apart the White House, tried to kill Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum and tried to take away our planet from us, they’re back bigger, badder and mighty pissed off.
And despite retrofitting their technology so we have a whole new set of nice, shiny military toys with which to defend ourselves, they’ve been busy creating a whole lot of new wipe-Homo-Sapiens-off-the-face-of-the-Earth gear and come back ready to use it to devastating effect.
See … REALLY … POOR … LOSERS.
So our survival is back in doubt bigtime.
But hey with Roland Emmerich in the driver’s seat once more, we can be guaranteed more epic alien invasion badassery, more monuments being blown up and I suspect humanity once more triumphing (again on 4 July; what is with these aliens and their punctual invasion schedule?).
Or will we? It all depends I guess on whether there’s a third movie in the offing in which case humanity may be left on a great big alien-shaped cliffhanger.
Independence Day: Resurgence opens 23 June in Australia and 24 June in USA.