Independence Day Resurgence Video Review!

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My first Official Movie review/ Discussion is up! It’s all about Independence Day Resurgence. Be gentle It’s my first time;)

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Independence Day Resurgence NEW VIRAL VIDEO!

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Check out this neat little feature that brings us up to date on the events leading up to Independence Day: Resurgence. Playing out like a real life news report this Mockumentary describes the worlds efforts to unite after the WAR of 1996 . The video looks great and had some time put into it, definitely¬†a good way to fill the audience in on what’s happened before the movie is released. Although I’m sure most of what is displayed will be repeated in the film itself. We also get a few glimpses of NEW FOOTAGE from the film placed through out so take a look below and let me know what you think!

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Independence Day Resurgence TRAILER #2

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Just in time to celebrate EARTH DAY we are blessed with trailer #2 for Independence Day:Resurgence! And OMG It’s beautiful. Chock full of explosive sci-fi goodness. You can expect a full trailer breakdown soon but for now take a look at the footage below.

One quick thing I’ll mention is that I didn’t realize how sci-fi they were going with this sequel. Everything in ID4 world is now clearly influenced by the Alien tech they were able to salvage from the downed city destroyers.

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I’m glad we finally have a full trailer giving us some story elements as well as some spectacle that the first trailer was missing. ¬†Not to mention HOLY ALIEN KAIJU!

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Independence Day Resurgence strikes back on 6/24/2016.

 

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ID:R NEW Tv Spot BREAKDOWN.

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During this past Sundays The Walking Dead season  finale a new 30 second spot was released for ID:R. It showcases some wicked new footage as well as the return of Brent Spiner AKA Dr. Brakish Okun. As you know Dr. Okun was seemingly killed during his encounter with the Alien enemy.

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However we now know he survived and  rumors suggest he has been in a coma since 1996. The footage also gives some insight as to what exactly Bill Pulman is doing in the glass room filled with smoke.

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Here’s the break down.

The spot opens with the same footage as the initial trailer, showing the African desert with Charlotte Gainsbourg V.O. suggesting that something has been found that only Jeff Goldblum‘s “David Levinson” will be able to understand. Then the shot of the group on a cliff looking out at several large Alien structure in the distance.

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We then cut to new footage of what appears to be holding cells for Alien prisoners captured during the war of 1996. I’ve brightened some of the following stills for better viewing. 

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We see the beautiful Maika Monroe as Patricia Whitmore in what looks like an updated Area 51. 

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The appearance of Dr. Okun also leads me to believe that this is Area 51. A spoiler filled synopsis of the script was released on Facebook by a fan a year ago.It seems to be right on the money so far and says that Dr. Okun has been in a coma since his 1996 encounter and has been kept at Area 51 all this time.

You can read that Synopsis HERE. Be warned, the more footage shown only further proves how on the money this guy is. Don’t read if you don’t want the entire film possibly spoiled for you.

Patricia then asks why the Aliens are screaming. We are treated to full renderings of the Alien, something we barely glimpsed in the original.

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The always kooky Dr. Okun gives a doom filled response. “They’re not screaming. They’re celebrating”

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It had seemed the Alien in the OG film had broken Okun’s neck and we see here that he is wearing some kind of scarf or bandage around his neck. He may have survived but not without taking some beating.

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Back to the scene wear Bill Pullman stands awaiting his fate as the quarantined room is filled with vapor. It looks like the Aliens can only speak to us by contact. Therefore in order to get some info on the Aliens plans this time around Ex President Whitmore decides to use himself as the conduit.

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If you remember he made a psychic connection with one of the previous Alien captors and maybe only someone who has made contact before can make contact again? I’m not sure how this works exactly but I’m sure it will be explained in the movie.

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And then in a direct mirror of Dr. Okuns scene from the previous film, Whitmore is thrown against the glass wall as we here the menacing “Voice” of the Alien.

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“She has arrived”

The ” She” in question can only be the “Alien Queen” and seeing as the NEW ship is THE mother ship we can only assume this is who he is speaking about. The ship in question has also been revealed to be the size of the Atlantic Ocean! This line is what really makes me believe that the guy on FB is correct. A major plot point in that synopsis is the arrival and attempted defeat of the Alien Queen.

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We get a few new shots of Jeff and Liam (Hemsworth) in their moon vehicle looking VERY worried.  Liam Hemsworth‘s Jake Morrison asks David if they should be “Worried” with a funny line reading that only Mr. Goldblum could respond with “Uh…Yeah!”

You can watch the spot below.

It seems that with the previous release of Issue #1 of the comic prequel the marketing for the film has finally begun to kick in. I suspect we shall be treated to a bunch of new pics and footage as the release date draws near.

Independence Day: Resurgence strikes back on June 24th here in the states. Let me know what you thought of the new spot and my breakdown below!

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REVIEW: Independence Day Issue #1

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It’s been pretty quiet in regards to Independence Day: Resurgence or “IDR” as it’s being called now. A throwback to the originals “ID4” abbreviation. The last thing let loose on the public was the explosive Super Bowl TV spot.

However now the first issue in the 5 issue prequel comic series has been released. Issue #1 simply titled Independence Day comes from Titan Comics and is written by Victor Gischler with artwork by Steve Scott.

I’m pretty new to the “Comic” world and I’m reviewing this series because it is a movie tie-in. There fore this will be more geared to it’s relation to the films than comparing to other comics.

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The story picks up right near the end of the original Independence Day in 1996. A “Different” ship the same size as the City Destroyers escapes the destruction of the Alien Mother ship, it is damaged by debris from the explosion and crashes into the Atlantic Ocean.

We are quickly introduced to Captain Meredith, a prickly Her way or the highway type. She’s in charge of a submarine that has been laying low during the Alien battle but has now been ordered to surface. A team is being sent to investigate the crashed Alien ship and the sub must surface to pick them up.

The investigating team is led by Dr. Jessica Morgan along with her military liaison Captain Joshua Adams. We were told when the comic was first announced that the prequel story would follow a character that will be appearing in RESURGENCE and we now know Joshua Adams is hat character. He will be portrayed by William Fichtner and will have made the jump from Captain to General Adams once he makes his big screen debut.

The rest of the story takes place from Adam’s point of view, his character was part of US intelligence and was a key player in co-coordinating the counter attack on the aliens once the shields were taken down.

The comics first few pages offer some insight and background to the events taking place prior, one page offers a profile on Adam’s which gives us a brief back story and reason for his importance. It’s some nice extra info I hope each issue moving forward continues with.

And of course his biggest drawback is that he is afraid of the ocean. So what better person to lend his expertise to a deep sea dive mission right?

The set up to this story holds strong similarities to the book and movie adaptation “Sphere”. In fact it’s all I could think about while reading through. There’s nothing new or groundbreaking coming from this story which honestly wasn’t expected to begin with.

And as with most #1’s this issue suffers from having to cram character introductions and plot points into a few pages with very little action.

Once our team makes it’s way to the bottom of the ocean it comes across the downed Alien craft. Immediately they can see the hull is breached and they ponder going in on foot. Captain Meredith becomes the typical high strung person in charge who feels she’s being undermined by everything. Adams and Jessica don’t offer much else. Most of the time the crew spends arguing over who is in charge or what to do next.

In a short scene of suspense the Alien ship sends out two drones to scout the area. The submarines crew have come to the conclusion that the ship’s systems must be damaged and therefor are in the blind. One drone heads for the surface while the other heads directly for the submarine.

Tempers flair as the crew tries to figure out what to do. The first drone destroys the military vessel waiting topside, Adam’s is finally able to convince the Captain that the Alien shields are down and that a torpedo would be able to take it down. Of course he’s right and the Sub is saved.

Then the crew suits up and heads for the downed ship. They enter through the breach in the hull, once inside they realize it is safe to breath. After taking off their helmets the troupe begins to explore further into the ship. But their tour gets cut short as SURPRISE an Alien drops down from the ceiling, wrapping it’s wiggling tentacles around an unsuspecting soldier. The issue ends here with a “To Be Continued…”

This story is nothing we havent seen before, but it’s still an interesting premise. When one thinks of ID4- space, explosions and packed crowds running for their lives come to mind. So setting this story under water with a more claustrophobic atmosphere is nice change of pace. Now that the story and characters are in place I’m hoping the action picks up more in the coming issues. I’m very curious to see what the Aliens and their technology will look like in RESURGENCE and I’m hoping to see glimpses of the new designs down the line. The writer and artist were treated to the RESURGENCE script and concept art so I’m hoping it so that they could implement some of that into the comics.

  
 The art as far as i could tell was standard comic art, the humans are pretty realistic looking and Joshua Adams was definitely drawn in the likeness of Mr.Fichtner. Unfortunately most of the scenes take place in the sub with very drab lighting, and nothing really stands out as anything special. 

  
However the art really shines in scenes out in the water or with the aliens themselves. The scenes involving water are brilliant and bright with color and offer a much needed change to the boring sub panels. Scott was also able to capture a feel of menace once the Alien in it’s frightening bio suit makes its appearance.

  
All in All i’d say if your a fan of the movies and looking forward to RESURGENCE then this series may be worth the $3.99. There isn’t anything spectacular so far but it’s still fun to spend a little more time in the ID4 world.