At this point in the game, with little over three weeks to go until the sequel’s grand opening, it’s almost a surprise that 20th Century Fox is still willing to roll out new footage for Independence Day: Resurgence, considering the movie’s aggressive marketing campaign has comprised scores of clips, TV spots and a barnstorming five-minute trailer.
But low and behold, today brings forth the latest TV spot for Roland Emmerich’s long-awaited sequel, and it’s one that sets the alien’s devastating revenge in motion.
With entire cities wiped out in an instant and monuments literally falling down on top of other monuments, it’s immediatley clear that Emmerich is ramping up the spectacle after the War of 1996, thanks in large part to the advancements made in CGI technology since the original Independence Day graced theaters two decades ago.
Then again, although the director has broke new ground in the digital department, Emmerich has ensured much of the chest-beating jingoism remains intact for Resurgence. Headlining the cast of humans ready to fight against extinction are Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum and Brent Spiner, with a host of newcomers that includes Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Maika Monroe and Sela Ward, along with Jessie Usher and Liam Hemsworth, who take the fight to the extra-terrestrials as two rival pilots under the Earth Space Defense program.
In the wise words of Pullman’s former President, Independence Day: Resurgence will ensure humanity will not go quietly into the night nor vanish without a fight when Emmerich’s follow-up lands on June 24.
We always knew they were coming back. After Independence Day redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.