I tried y’all.
I really tried.
Independence Day Resurgence was super hard to watch and put me to sleep (granted, I have a lot going on and have been underslept as of late).
I don’t think I got halfway through this flick but in an attempt to stay awake, I pulled out my phone and started taking notes.
Here’s what I wrote before I passed out. Don’t worry, there are no spoilers because … well … I don’t remember much from the movie.
Things that weren’t good:
- Too many characters each doing important things. Who do I focus on?
- Scenes shouldn’t seem so episodic, but must tie into what happened previously or else things seem choppy?
- Keep cliches at bay. Did anyone not know that the black guy (Jessie Usher character) was going to punch the white guy (Liam Hemsworth character)?
- Don’t rush the story.
- Don’t be dumb AND racist – America took advantage of the interaction with aliens but Africa still looked like a backwater. Don’t be creatively lazy.
Yeah, that’s all I have to give as that was my takeaway from what I managed to see. I was really looking forward to this movie too, after all Ms. Vivica Fox is in it.
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