Is the sequel to Roland Emmerich’s 1996 hit movie, "Independence Day: Resurgence" worth your time? Check out what critics are saying.
Starring Vivica A. Fox, Bil Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, Judd Hirsch, Sela Ward and Charlotte Gainsbourg, the sequel is set nearly 20 years after the original was released in 1996.
Is the anticipated movie worth your time? Check out what critics are saying.
"Moreover, the movie keeps announcing over and over exactly how much time is left before the world gets destroyed. In practical terms, that simply reminds the audience that this two-hour exercise feels like a pretty long sit, despite its frenetic pacing." - CNN.
"Disposable and shockingly inept." - Entertainment Weekly.
"You can forgive Independence Day: Resurgence for being ridiculous -- its predecessor was too. But you can't forgive it for being boring." - Time Magazine.
"The results are predictably predictable if rarely entertainingly risible, with swaths of exposition and dialogue that sounds like ads ("one people, one world")." - New York Times.
"The plot is a big jumble of story lines, nonsense science talk and lots of "in '96" references. Speaking of '96, there's nothing even remotely as thrilling or memorable as the first here."- Associated Press.
"The only thing resurgent in this humorless alien mess is Hollywood's passion to charge us more and deliver less." - Rolling Stone.
"Roland Emmerich's new movie relentlessly coasts on its legacy, not realizing it's in a stall." - Vanity Fair.
"Returning director Roland Emmerich's film checks all the appropriate boxes - wanton destruction, malevolent aliens, B-movie dialogue, rampant silliness - but the old charm just isn't there anymore." - USA Today.
"The first "Independence Day'' was a lot of fun, with a great lines and cutting-edge special effects. It was much imitated, so the sequel plays like a faded, eighth-generation copy with a cast that's shooting blanks when it comes to humor." - New York Post.
"The most planet-smashingly boring sci-fi sequel in history."- Guardian.
"The main thing consumers will be looking for from Resurgence is bang-for-buck entertainment, and that it delivers reasonably successfully." - The Hollywood Reporter.
"While it would be foolish to say Independence Day: Resurgence lacks spectacle, scene after scene of the stuff becomes repetitive due to its victimless violence. It feels like no one ever gets hurt, despite the destruction of half the planet." - The Wrap.
"As spectacular as you'd hope from a sequel to the 1996 planet-toaster, and as amusingly cheesy. You'll enjoy yourself enough that you won't even miss Will Smith." - Empire Magazine.