So, Independence Day: Resurgence is sort of fun at individual moments and just plain bad for the majority of it’s run-time, during which your attention is kept by being reminded of the numerous better, smarter movies you’ve seen all this stuff in before. Apart from the returning characters, no one is memorable and even then no one has changed at all or gets any kind of character arc on this new adventure (apart from some accountant bloke).
But there is some interest here in the world that has been built; an alternate post-invasion society that has been reaping the benefits of all that crashed alien tech and global peace has been achieved through military co-operation against a further threat. But the film doesn’t really go into this because it would probably have an awkward time explaining that militaristic societies are often easy to confuse with fascist ones. In short Ender’s Game (2013) is a more interesting and honest sequel than this. As it stands the next step, the hinted at (flat out stated) sequel, is Starship Troopers (1997). When the aliens have been defeated I guess we enter the nightmarish benign utopia that is Star Trek (1966 – ) and that makes Firefly (2002) the fightback.
If you care about that sort of stuff.
Anyway, Independence Day: Resurgence, it is what it is and it was never going to be anything else or more and my parking space was gone when I got home so I had to park at work which is a ten minute walk in the rain. This film didn’t really leave an impression on me.