Is Independence Day: Resurgence Any Good? Here's What The Critics Are Saying
"We had 20 years to prepare..." reads the tag line for Roland Emmerich's pending sci-fi disaster film, Independence Day: Resurgence. But to prepare for what? The buzz on the Independence Day sequel has been kept relatively quiet, seeing as how the movie is due in theaters in a few days. Interviews have been limited, and U.S. press haven't screened the film. Well, international press must have been treated to a screening, because the first wave of UK film reviews just dropped. Is Resurgence any good?
Let's ask The Guardian first, who assigned Peter Bradshaw (no, not the guy from The Onion) the Independence Day: Resurgence review. He gave it one star. But, like, a mixed one star? Not exactly. Bradshaw writes:
OK, fine. He didn't like it. What about Empire? They were able to screen ID4 2 (is that what we are calling it? It sort of fits), and in their 4-star review -- quite different! -- they claim:
There's another dog? God, we may HAVE to see this!
Only one trade posted a review. The Hollywood Reporter splits the difference, calling the movie "ridiculous," but also "rollicking good fun."
OK, let's break the tie. The Telegraph UK reviews Roland Emmerich's Independence Day: Resurgence, and gives it 2 stars out of 5. Not great. They surmise:
Is stupid an improvement? I'd love to tell you, but there haven't been screenings of Independence Day: Resurgence in the U.S. (a troubling sign), so this is all we have to go on. We plan on seeing it Thursday night, and will run a review on CinemaBlend right after. Until then, be aware of this early buzz.
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