NEW Independence Day Resurgence Trailer | PLUS Celebrate Earth Day with Jeff Goldbloom and the Original ID4
The second trailer for Independence Day: Resurgence debuted in conjunction with a special Earth Day presentation from distributor 20th Century Fox, including ancillary videos from Jeff Goldbloom’s scientist character and a deal with Google Play to bring the OG movie to your screens to benefit the Earth Day Network.
The trailer has a lot more of what anyone who’s excited about this movie wants: aliens, explosions, and VFX destruction, and the trailer promises that in spades.
Hemsworth intones in the opening moments of the trailer: “I can’t believe it’s been 20 years.” You and me both, not-Thor. The first film was a huge success because it had cool-looking aliens and Jets, sure, but mainly because it featured an ensemble of characters who each had personality, humor, and most of all, a specific emotional arc that culminated in the big battle (the President had to lead the country in battle, the drunk dad had to do something right for his kids, Will Smith’s character had a new family to protect, etc). Basically, it had a rich story that we liked with characters we saw ourselves in.
Will this sequel satisfy the movie-going population as much as the previous? The trailer’s sketch of the story indicates that in the 20 years since the last attack, we used the alien tech left behind to build up our military, but that doesn’t matter because the aliens came back with WAY more fire power. The trailer promises big explosions and major VFX shots. There are some new faces in the mix with Hemsworth the Younger and Elizabeth Olson. Pullman’s hair looks like it’s been tastefully styled to block most of his face (and body, there’s a LOT of hair), and Goldbloom is playing mostly straight, with no Will Smith one liners to which he might dryly react. Although there is a shot of David’s father, played by the acting treasure Judd Hirsch, so here’s hoping for more banter there.
In conjunction with the new trailer, and in celebration of this, our Earth Day, Fox has made the original INDEPENDENCE DAY (1996) movie available for $0.99 on Google Play, with all of Fox’s net proceeds being donated to Earth Day Network! Get your $0.99 download of ID4 here: http://bitly.com/1qWSDvc.
Fans can also participate in a global #IndependenceDayLive Earth Day Watch Party, starting at 4pm PT tonight, by following #IndependenceDayLive and @IndependenceDay.
In Theaters – June 24, 2016
Cast: Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward
Directed by Roland Emmerich
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