New Independence Day: Resurgence Trailer Features Classic Cast Members And One Big Alien Mothership

Sunday, 13 December 2015 - 4:58PM
Independence Day: Resurgence
Sunday, 13 December 2015 - 4:58PM
New Independence Day: Resurgence Trailer Features Classic Cast Members And One Big Alien Mothership
Following in the footsteps of other classic movies looking to create sequels decades later, Independence Day: Resurgence looks to be both extremely different and yet familiar to its predecessor.  The new trailer just dropped today, and you can check it out here:  


Just like the first Independence Day, Resurgence looks to be an action packed blockbuster filled with aerial dogfights, stunning visuals, an inspirational 4th of July speech, and one monstrous alien mothership. Some of the classic cast and crew are back, including the original director, Roland Emmerich, and actors Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman. However, the star of the film, Will Smith, won't be returning, with other new up and coming actors seemingly taking his place in the role of hero in Resurgence.  

The end of the trailer has a soundbite of Jeff Goldblum urging viewers to check out the War of 1996 website, which will bring them to a timeline that automatically shows viewers exactly what took place after the aliens were defeated in the first Independence Day film. It also documents the death of Will Smith's character, Steven Hiller, in a test flight in 2007, which is definitely not a very climactic way to die after successfully stopping an alien invasion.   

The idea of a new Independence Day is exciting, but sadly, one of the most interesting aspects of the first film will be missing.  It was intriguing to see how mankind could successfully respond to an alien invasion in which the invading species had developed technology relatively superior to that of earth's play out on the big screen. Now, however, earthlings have been able to use and tinker with the spoils of their first interspecies war to develop advanced techonolgies, effectively removing one of the aspects of what made the first film so enjoyable to watch. From the looks of it, however, human ingenuity will still have a large part to play in the process once again if mankind is to win this second battle.  

So will Independence Day follow in the footsteps of Jurassic World by revamping a successful 90's movie series and creating an experience that's just as enjoyable as the first, or will it be a case of a shameless cash-in on the audience's nostalgia?  Fans will have to wait until June 24th, 2016 to find out when Independence Day: Resurgence hits theaters.
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