6 Ups & 7 Downs From Independence Day: Resurgence

Downs...7. The First Act Is A Total Bore
Independence Day Resurgence Jeff Goldblum Charlotte Gainsbourg

Before all the action kicks off, the audience is forced to deal with a first reel that's basically a colossal bore. Emmerich and his committee of writers mistakenly believe that we're interested in anything more than the over-the-top set-pieces, and so double down on a ton of dull build-up instead of just getting straight to the meat of the matter.

Though what follows is undeniably entertaining, the movie's opening is straight-up boring at times, and will make repeat viewings a bit of a challenge without just skipping to the 35 minute mark, in all honesty.



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