If you recall my post from earlier this year, I am a big fan of the 1996 film Independence Day, or ID4 as it was stylized for its release. So, you can imagine my excitement now that the trailer for the new film is out. The sequel, titled Independence Day: Resurgence, or IDR, is set 20 years after the initial film—allowing for the aging of the original cast members—and focuses on the return of the alien threat.
Haven’t seen the Independence Day: Resurgence trailer yet? Let’s fix that:
No joke: I got a touch of goosebumps watching that the first time. I blame it on Whitmore’s speech. Really a nice touch to include the most iconic bit of the first film in this trailer.
Okay, now that we’re all on the same page, let’s go through it and see what we can deduce.