It’s been nearly 20 years since Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum and company saved planet Earth from bully aliens in 1996’s Independence Day, one of the biggest box office hits of all time.
Not so surprisingly, it seems like everyone’s coming back for more as the trailer for Roland Emmerich’s sequel Independence Day: Resurgence dropped Sunday.
Aliens want more delicious Earth. President Thomas J. Whitmore (Pullman) is back with a crazy big beard because he’s having bad alien dreams after defeating them last time. That has likely been a problem for re-election.
Genius David Levinson (Goldblum) is back looking REALLY freaked out again. Even Judd Hirsch is back and having his boat trip disrupted.
Okay, so the biggest movie star of them all in Smith is taking a powder on this Earth invasion. The guy simply cannot be expected to stop every alien when he’s going for Oscars.
But this new one’s got Liam Hemsworth, and he’s now officially only walking in slow motion as hotshot Jake Morrison for this trailer. And Resurgence has got a moon base which we apparently built after the last time the aliens invaded.
And you can expect the effects to be bigger for the new film opening June 24 since special effects have come a long way (even if the last one won an Oscar for best visual effects).
To further emphasize this, the spacesuit-wearing Levinson says to new BFF Morrison: “This is definitely bigger than the last one.”
Not subtle at all.