Independence Day: Resurgence – Projector

The aliens are back, and they’re even bigger than the last time – but Film Brain wonders if this can be an event like the original 1996 film was?

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About Film Brain

"Bad Movie Beatdown" takes a look at the very worst that Hollywood has to offer with commentary and analysis. "Projector" is reviews of current UK releases that have yet to open in the US. There may also be some commentaries and other material.


  1. re: annoying pilot character – I thought most guys decide to hit on women based solely on their looks?

    (I’m not condoning it, I’m just pointing out that it happens. ALL THE TIME.)

  2. I can’t really take your stance seriously when it’s based on even more tired CGI-bashing and a desire for jingoism.

    • In this case, though, the CGI bashing is justified – those models had a weight to them that the junkyard sequence in it’s follow-up doesn’t match. Also, my complaints about those things doesn’t negate my more substantial complaints about the story and a cast full of annoying, charisma-lacking characters whom you don’t care about – a big problem in a disaster movie.

  3. Unless the movie has Jeff Goldblum and Will Smith, it’s not worth the price of admission !

  4. It’s always great when you poke fun at the very American! attitude 🙂

    Sad about Joey King’s character: I quite liked her in Ramona and Beezus, she did well their.

    I have not seen the origional, but this does not look as good: bit to generic (and I dislike it when they kill off characters because the actors won’t come back: that’s just bleak) As far a disater movies go, is the origional the only good one?

    Great review: looking forward to the Secret Life of Pets review

    • And thanks for the term Jingoism!! I’ve noticed what it means all over the place but never had a word to describe it as I didn’t know there was an offical name for it; weird

  5. TragicGuineaPig

    Correction: it’s “America, FUCK Yeah!”

  6. Someone I know described the movie, after watching it, as : ”It was like a video game”.
    I think they went for something just absurdly too big, way more than it needed to be.

  7. sdfsdfsdfgsfhwe

    I don’t watch these because of the terrible piano music at the start.

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