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Critics Bash ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’

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critics say Independence Day: Resurgence is not the same without Will Smith.

When it was announced would not be returning to the Independence Day , many  questioned whether the new alien vs. planet earth movie wasn't going to be very good. And it looks as though fans maybe right.

According to movie critic Jason Solomons, it's basically the same movie.

So yes, there's an awful lot of plot and backstory floating around like space junk here, none of which really matters when the new invasion begins. Essentially, it's the same as movie, but and, depending upon where you see it, now in 3D.

But, the biggest difference is that Will Smith is no longer in the movie. Will Smith was replaced by his Jessie T. Usher (When the Game Stands Tall), he's an elite pilot and friend of President Whitmore's daughter Patricia. However, with more special effects it seems as though the movie is not the same without Will Smith.

While it would be foolish to say Independence Day: Resurgence lacks spectacle, after scene of the stuff becomes repetitive due to its victimless violence. It feels like no one ever gets hurt, despite the destruction of half the planet.

And Solomons is not alone. Many other critics have the time to bash the new Independence Day: Resurgence movie.

  • “The few simple pleasures of the original have been aside for an embrace of CGI disorder on a psychotic scale.” – Irish Times
  • “In trying to recapture the sheer entertainment value of the first movie, Independence Day: Resurgence forgot it was making a movie for modern audiences, relying on the kind of bad dialogue and plot contrivances better left in the 20th century.” – News.com.au
  • “Goldblum's Levinson sums it up while talking about the mothership sucking up whole cities from the Earth's surface: “What goes up, must come down.” Sadly, he might have been talking about the franchise.” Total Film

If the movie is really that bad, then it's sad to think that a modern movie classic was ruined by an attempt at making more money.

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