Monday, June 27, 2016

Why You Should Go See Independence Day Resergence

Twenty years ago a movie came out that changed my life. I saw it in the theaters multiple times, I had the poster hanging on my bedroom wall and when the VHS came out I paused and played the President's ending speech until I had it all written down so I could memorize.


That movie was Independence Day. It began my love of all things alien, disaster and sci fi films.To this day it remains one of my top ten favorite films of all time. I had forgotten the sequel was coming out this past weekend. I made myself not look at any of the trailers or read any of the news stories. All I knew was that Jeff Goldblum would be returning and that was enough for me.

So this past weekend, I put on my American flag tank, put on an alien themed button by Craft Boner and grabbed Ocean Eyes who is also a huge ID4 fan and we went into ID4 2 blind. Which I am so happy for. From the moment the lights went down, until the credits rolled I was the happiest person in that theater and here's why.

{spoilers ahead.}

1. The future looks bright. Twenty years later on July 4th 2016 and all of the alien's technology has advanced our world completely! Flying cars, moon bases and the best of all world peace. Fighting for a common goal has transformed society. One might wish an alien invasion {Trump} could happen now to get us all united now.
2. The gang is all here. I knew Jeff Goldblum would be in the film, but I was happyily surprised to see Bill Pullman, Vivica A Fox, Judd Hirch and Brent Spiner. I loved that the kids returned with larger rolls though as different actors. And Roman Emmerich returns to write and direct! The only one missing?! Adam Baldwin!
3. Everything is bigger and better. The alien ships are bigger, the aliens are bigger and our defenses are larger than ever. Area 51 has grown and now we have a defense base on the moon!
4. More aliens. We have them locked up in Area 51, the queen arrives with even more of her spawn and new and a new and different one arrive via a worm hole {I die}.
5. The series is taking launch. The ending of the movie leaves the story open to even more advancements in technology and interstellar travel and war!

The twenty year wait was worth it. I never thought they would make another ID4 movie and I might have been more than a bit skeptical. But the script, the effects and the actors were amazing! I cannot wait to see what grows from the franchise now!

Did you all see it?! I heard the reviews were bad, but I don't read those! I love it and cannot wait to see it again! Bring on ID4 3!


TK said...

I saw the movie this weekend, too, and thought it was great. I don't know where the bad reviews came from. It kept everything that worked in the old movie and didn't overdo it on the special effects. I think that was key.

Violet Krueger said...

I did the same thing with the President's speech :)

Megan Gotch said...

YAS! Great minds think alike! xx

Megan Gotch said...

Good to hear! That is exactly how I felt! Couldn't get any better! xx

Violet Krueger said...

For sure! Also, my 12-year old self is insanely jealous of your ID4 poster...

B. said...

I saw it Sunday and loved it. It was fun and silly and just what I needed! The speech from the first movie STILL gives me chills!

Cori said...

I haven't seen it yet but my husband really wants to go see it so we'll probably do that this weekend. When I was in high school I went to the state social studies fair (actually I went every year of high school but let's not talk about my ridic geekines right now) and we got to visit the state capitol. Since the legislators weren't in session we got to go into the chamber and one of the senior boys delivered the President's speech from the speaker's podium. It was hilarious and fantastic and one of the few times I wish smart phones were prevalent when I was in school.

Megan Gotch said...

Cori, that sounds amazing! I wish I could do that! xx

Megan Gotch said...

Exactly B! A perfect summer movie! xx

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