"Independence Day: Resurgence" Is Even More Hollow, Superficial, Insubstantial and Infuriating
We're talking about a film of 1996 that stipulated the directives for the upcoming blockbusters based in the invasions of aliens created by Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin. It was the model for many of the current movies, those empty but entertaining films that are the daily bread in American films, too much CGI, combined with some comedy and drama, the perfect summer film, though, that magic has begun to agonize. "Resurgence" lands in the worldwide film market as a sequel in which in addition to not be present the soul of the original, Will Smith, it's responsible for presenting a constant self-parody and not funny at all that makes it easy to find the myriad of lacks of which owns.
"We Had Twenty Years to Prepare", states the tag line at the top of the poster, but were it really twenty years?. After the catastrophic event in 1996, Earth has managed to reinvigorate its weaknesses and they have decided to unify all nations in order to preserve human life - a help for the writers, they take for granted to United States going to take the decisions – creating contraptions of high technology, such as the conception of the speed of the ships or the defiance of gravity , What premise!. "So Did They", one fortified attack and more resistant returns to Earth, with powerful strategies that will put at risk millions of lives, again.
It's not correct to affirm that "Resurgence" disappoints, since at no time it promised more than excessive action - a kind of "Star Wars" recycled-, aliens - with notable references of the genre -, destruction of cities - "2012", also directed by himself - and abundant mentions of its predecessor which give the audience a tone of nostalgia.
Roland Emmerich is a film director that started his career in his native country Germany, with "Franzmann" in 1979 and later with "The Noah's Ark Principle" in 1984, which was accused him of recreating American films in Germany. Roland took the decision to try to sneak into cinematic mecca of the world, and he succeeded it, opening his experienced curriculum vitae with "Universal Soldier" in 1992 with Jean-Claude Van Damme. He was gradually settling in major film studios with projects such as "The High Crusade" and "Stargate" both released in 1994. Acquiring knowledge, seniority and expertise in the sci-fi genre, it was in 1996 in where his greatest success was evidenced, Emmerich debuts with Will Smith "Independence Day". He already established as one of the directors most requested in Hollywood launches "The Day After Tomorrow" in 2004, "2012" in 2009 and a number of projects that had not too much impact, but which were of great help in the construction of a CV so honorary so disconcerting. It's in 2016 when the sequel to his project more outstanding it is released, the final collection of each of his projects and even though have not been praised by movie critics, these are loved and remembered by many viewers, especially his grand debut in the genre.
Undoubtedly, special effects are the strong point. With amazing visual effects - obviously, executed by CGI and green screens - transform a boring narrative journey in a visual show "Star Wars"-style. In one scene of the film, a spaceship arrives on Earth to pick up David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum) and his team, at that time in which the ship lands, my brain generated a reaction of unreality, i.e., I thought that the scene was completely fictitious and utopian, but not by its sparkling effects, it was an involuntary reaction that that was not possible. Something unaware to the CGI. Space battles, imposing aliens, an exciting opening scene and much apocalyptic disaster is accomplished in its greatest splendour.
A plot quite simple and poor, linear and boring with a development for nothing worthy of its predecessor, adorned with stunning visual effects that do not save it of a long and tense space travel. The yawns were unavoidable. The script is full of imperative exclamations; It has not got dramatic base nor much less to real. But the worst were the comic touches, which gradually were horrible, immature and exasperating, destroying to one of the most endearing characters of the original. The script gets all the shortcomings of American projects. The new cast is pathetic, they have no charisma, they have no chemistry, and with total humility and respect there were too many times in where I laughed. Liam H., Maika M. and Usher are some of the new crew.
The soundscape is clearly inferior than the visual. Harald Kloser and Thomas Wanker were responsible for creating the correct musical ambience that, although not shine in the slightest . It was not bad, but it was standard, something that does not help at all.
An unnecessary sequel is added to the list of "Unwanted projects" and although its effects are amazing, narrative and acting charge of its predecessor has gone to the moon. Finally, "ID: 3" already has been announced and we hope that Will Smith is in this.