Independence Day: Resurgence wasn’t as awful as I expected from other reviews I’d seen.
In fact, it was mostly lots of fun – although it could have been about 45 minutes shorter if it omitted the unnecessary and honestly confusing “two government headquarters” aspect of the movie. I kept losing track of whether Jeff Goldblum was hanging out with Sela Ward at NORAD or William Fichtner at Area 51.
Wanton Earth landmark obliteration: Good stuff.
Actors pulling off some iffy dialogue: Good stuff.
Special effects: Good stuff.
Kid poking at dead alien slime: Great detail.
Same-sex nerd love: Nice touch, very topical.
Unshaven Bill Pullman: Optimistic and inspiring.
Shaven Bill Pullman: Oh, so that’s why you grew the beard.
Jeff Goldblum: Great Jeff Goldblum impression.
Random Robert Loggia posthumous CGI insertion: What?! Why?!