Independence Day: Resurgence Movie Review and Rating: Critics Reviews Roundup of ‘IDR’ (2016); Opening (1st) Day Box Office Collection Update

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Independence Day Movie Review Rating: Resugence, the sequel to the “Independence Day” (1996) film is going to release this Friday. And some of the critics have referred as it the same with “repetitiveness and soulless”. Some of them have described it as being “fun in an old-fashioned disaster pic.” (check: JEE Main 2016 Rank.)

The prequel was released about 20 years ago, and it was an epic flick which rocked the Hollywood. Now, it’s time to watch its sequel. The majority of the critics have failed to come to a single conclusion. Some are saying it’s good while others aren’t. (check: TS Inter Supply Results 2016.)

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As of now, the talkie has got a score of 44% on Rotten Tomatoes with a series of fresh and rotten reviews. Some said that it has a storyline which appears to be rushing and not given proper time. On the other hand, there are critics who have appreciated it to the fullest by saying that it’s “infectious.”

Made on a budget of about $165 million, Independence Day: Resurgence movie is looking forward to doing a business of approximately $50 million on worldwide box office this weekend. (check: EU Referendum 2016 Results.)

The prequel starred Will Smith and had an opening collection of $50.2 million in 1996. Eventually, it became the highest grosser of the year by collecting over $817.4 million at the worldwide box office.

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Check out some of the good and bad reviews of Independence Day 2 (2016).

“While it would be foolish to say ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ lacks scale and spectacle in this age of the blue-screen blockbuster, scene after scene of the stuff becomes repetitive and soulless due to its victimless violence,” said TheWrap’s film critic Jason Solomons. “It feels like no one ever really dies or gets hurt, despite the destruction of half the planet.”

Amy West, International Business Times:

“Because there’s so much going on, often the story line appears rushed — it can’t be coincidence that every chance he gets Hemsworth’s Jake opts to use the super-speedy fusion drive in the space aircrafts, surely — with characters arriving at cocksure decisions as to how to beat the aliens with no real explanation as to how they got there. The plot falls back on typical sci-fi tropes way too frequently too, with talks of queens, hives and even a downright silly deux ex machina situation towards the end. It’s a far cry from the pretty original content we saw before.”

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Lucy O’Brien, IGN:

IDR is packed so full of cheese, explosions and too-convenient plot-twists it could sink a ship; yet it all adds up to a fun, old-fashioned disaster pic, made with such confidence and heart that it’s time we finally blast the guilt into the stratosphere where it belongs.”

Adam Smith, Radio Times:

“It’s an uncharacteristic disappointment from the normally reliable Emmerich, and it leaves the final moments of the film, which point to a second sequel this time set in space, sounding more like a plaintive request than a promise. And with a movie as strangely uneven as this, Earth might be safe from interplanetary molestation — for a while, at least.”


Independence Day Movie Review by Dan Jolin, Empire:

“Emmerich has gone all out to recapture his ’96 mojo and, for the most part, succeeds. While the occasional call-back clunks (Jessie Usher as orphaned-son-of-Will-Smith Dylan Hiller fails to sell the line, ‘Get ready for a close encounter, bitch!’, but we’re not sure who ever could), other riffs prove sonorously nostalgic. And we’re not just talking about another death-defying dog. Whether it’s Goldblum reliving his co-pilot jitters in another spacecraft, Bill Pullman pulling on his flight suit once more as PTSD-stricken ex-president Whitmore, or Brent Spiner making a welcomely deranged return as surprisingly not-dead professor Brakish Okun, you’ll likely thrum with the same sweet, not-able-to-take-it-too-seriously joy you felt during the first film.”

Independence Day Movie Review by Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian:

“A reboot quite without the first film’s audacity and fun. The plot’s potentially interesting dependence on the idea that there are aliens who are allies as well as enemies is lost in a tiresomely written muddle – an all-but-plotless melee of boring digital carnage. The first film was a creature of the pre-digital age when the spacecraft on screen were mostly physical models, but it can’t be entirely the fault of our digital age that this film has no real sense of excitement and awe. It’s a movie that is going through the intergalactic motions.”

Fionnuala Halligan, Screen International:

“‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ doles out the action and effects work in carefully measured, incremental doses, which give the film a cumulative tension almost despite itself. Even if it’s hokey and jokey, this is a loud, effects-driven piece, with a driving score. For fans of Roland Emmerich disaster movies, it both hits all the marks, while delivering nothing new. Yet in today’s global marketplace, that should be enough to deliver the commercial payload.”

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Tom Huddleston, TimeOut:

“Emmerich’s glee is infectious as he trashes Big Ben but leaves the rebuilt White House standing, and there are few things on earth cooler than Jeff Goldblumexasperatedly explaining how doomed humanity is, again. But it’s all too much too fast, and the cumulative effect is like watching a two-hour trailer – more dizzying than thrilling.”

Stefan Pape, Hey U Guys:

“There remain too many plot holes, and a contrived means of interweaving narratives, and while a huge suspension of disbelief is concerned when watching a film of this nature, the way the characters keep bumping into one another is just absurd. Some of them are on the moon for crying out loud. Susan Sarandon was said to have turned down a role in this film for she found the script to be incomprehensible – and having now seen the finished product, it’s rather easy to see what she meant.”

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