An epic film is only as great as its characters are. The first Independence Day film’s characters were a bit thin, but it looks like in the upcoming sequel they may be fleshed out a bit more. If the new trailer just released by Fox is any indication.
I find this encouraging, and it leaves me wondering what this movie would have been if it had been made immediately after the release of the first one and not now, in the long shadow of the 9/11 attacks.
Here is the official synopsis for the film from the studio –
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.
Independence Day: Resurgence comes crashing into theaters on June 24.