In 1996 I went to the cinema to watch the original not knowing what to expect from the film. Back then you didn’t have YouTube and no internet in general tbh so I hadn’t seen loads of trailers and hype for the movie.

What followed was 2 1/2 off  the best hours of my young life watching an amazing spectacle of a movie. The original and best alien invasion film, the introduction of Will Smith as a box office champion and good old Jeffy Goldblum as the clever arse scientist.

Independence day proved to be one of my favourite films ever and whenever it pops up on Film Four I just can’t help but watch it.

So now 20 years later we are back for the next chapter in the tale and the movie looks awesome.

Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pulman are back and hopefully ready to take down the aliens once again. Unfortunately Will Smith will not reprise his role but apparently he has requested far too much money so I agree with the decision the studio have made and will still be first in line when the film drops.

Check out the trailer to Independence Day 2 Resurgence and let us know what you think.

Share Your Thoughts