A few years ago, when I heard that Independence Day was getting a sequel, my heart skipped a little beat. I remember exactly where I saw Independence Day in 1996, with whom and when. I remember every single detail, 20 years later! I loved/love that movie. I have a copy on DVD, it’s one of my favorites. As a matter of fact, last year, my husband and I went to see Independence Day (the original) on the “big screen” at the Honda Center in Anaheim. So when it was announced a few years ago that a sequel was in the works, I was over the moon with excitement.
The plot holes….. there were so many plot holes! Why didn’t the world know that there was a 20 year Alien War going on in Africa? How and when did Captain Steven Hiller die? How and when did Jasmine Hiller go from stripper to doctor? Where is David’s wife and what happened to their relationship. Who are those kids in the car? Oh and just because Judd Hirsch says, “hey come live with me,” they do. The kids didn’t need to be in the movie, they served no purpose. I know that Judd Hirsch’s character is reflecting on not having grand kids and these four are the substitution, but there’s not context to it. It’s just, we drove to Area 51 together, so now come live with me. Weird.
Why wasn’t the aliens’ technology more advanced in 20 years. They had a bigger ship, that’s it. Who the hell is Catherine Marceaux? (Charlotte Gainsbourg goes from nymphomania to scientist in 3.0 seconds. Sorry lame attempt at a joke). That alien ball is just dumb. That ball is going to save the planet? Why couldn’t the good aliens fly in and help the earthlings. The plot was just really really bad!