This has been a huge week for summer blockbuster trailers, and Independence Day: Resurgence gets into the act with its second trailer. Will Roland Emmerich leave any monument on Earth standing? The man lives to destroy iconic architecture. This trailer forms more of a link between the first and second films (btw how is Brent Spiner’s character still alive?) and Will Smith even gets a cameo….as a dead man in a photo, but he made the trailer! ID42 will open on June 24, 2016. Plot synopsis below.
We always knew they were coming back. After INDEPENDENCE DAY catastrophe 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.
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Arrrgh this looks so much better than should. The only problem is the absence of Will Smith. I was impressed when he turned this down and chose Suicide Squad instead. Then I saw BvS, and now I’m cautiously waiting to see how SS turns out before I decide to reconsider.
Given how much fun this trailer makes this movie look, my money is on Smith having made a huge mistake. And just a little while ago, that would have seemed unthinkable.
Brent Spiner has explained how his character is still alive. The answer? He just is. We all assumed he was dead, but he was not. To quote Walter Sobchak, the beauty of it is in the simplicity. I guess.
It’s good to have Spiner back though. There must really be a curse on ST actors, because Spiner is not Shatner or Nimoy. He’s really good, and he has range. If you doubt me, check out the video recording of the 1980’s Sondheim musical, Sunday in the Park With George. It’s easy to find on DVD. I know musicals are not your thing, but this one, about the post impressionist painter George Seurat, is amazing, with a weird, highly unconventional score, and to top it off Spiner is in it, as one of the people Seurat captured in his most famous painting.
And Spiner is really good.