First INDEPENDENCE DAY 2 Trailer Delivers Massive Scale Propatainment? Entertanda? Let's Blow Shit Up And Shout Yay, America!

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First INDEPENDENCE DAY 2 Trailer Delivers Massive Scale Propatainment? Entertanda? Let's Blow Shit Up And Shout Yay, America!
Roland Emmerich's 1996 blockbuster Independence Day was, if we're being honest, as dumb as a bag of rocks while also very, very smart about the particulars of its stupidity. A big, glossy package of "Yay, us!" escapism it was designed purely to tickle the pleasure centers of its audience both in terms of pure spectacle and in terms of giving the American audience reasons to feel good about themselves in turbulent political times. The Oklahoma City bombing had taken place the year before, as had the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin - thus derailing the Israeli peace process - and the apocalyptic Aum cult had launched Sarin gas attacks on the Tokyo subway system. Things were, to put it mildly, kind of messed up and sick of the nuances of actual real world politics the masses wanted an enemy that they could turn to unequivocally and say, "Fuck you! We're gonna kick your ass!" And Emmerich gave them that enemy. And then kicked its ass.

Well, politics are kind of messed up once again and while the politicians are now playing the same game that Emmerich was playing with his film - hello, Donald Trump - to similar results - seriously, what the hell are you people thinking? - the big screen is all primed for a bit of "Yay, us!" rah rah once again. Cue the trailer for Independence Day: Resurgence.

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.
Saving the world has gotten a whole lot whiter this time out and the politics are certainly no more subtle than the first time out but, yep, they've got the spectacle bit down pat, Jeff Goldblum still knows his way around a one liner, and Bill Pullman looks kind of fabulous all grizzled and gray. Check out the trailer below.
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