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Ok, on with the Trailer breakdown...
INDEPENDENCE DAY 2: RESURGENCE
So the trailer starts out with not just one but TWO logo stingers from 20th Century Fox. Those people really want you to know that they did this film.
Then we get 8 extremely well lighted vehicles driving off into the desert.
The first one and the last one are Military Hum V’s, with the letters UN painted nice and big on the back. United Nations? Could be. But they sure do have a big old honkin gun strapped on top. Whoever they are, they mean business.
We get what looks like an spooky alien graveyard scene. Probably remnants from the 1996 Independence Day movie.
We get the money shot with Jeff Goldblum slowly walking towards the camera. Notice the red berrets on the military guys in the background, as Goldblum’s character has essentially been working with the world government harvesting the alien technology from the 1996 Independence Day Movie debacle. Basically they’ve been trying to increase the defenses of this planet on the off chance that the aliens would come back for round two.
We get to see Thor’s little brother Liam Hemsworth walking in his pilot suit.
Hemsworth’s character is here because the other front runner to the original film was mega star actor Will Smith, who was waaaaaaaay too expensive for this film.. Good news tho…cause you know, when I think of the next guy in line to replace Will Smith I ALWAYS think Little Hemsworth.
We get to see a very hairy Bill Pullman, letting us know he’s been having bad dreams about the aliens returning, which has gotta suck.
There are several shots of aircraft and naval technology upgrades to lets us know that they weren’t lying before when they told us they were harvesting the technology for the aliens return.
Cause when the bad guys DO get here, we’ll all be grateful that this boat had those 4 circles on it (lol) ...
...especially since the shadow for those bad guys is freakin HUGE.
And the fact that the landing gear for the new ships is the size of freakin' Mount Everest.
Pullman’s character (former President Whitmore), has his daughter watching from behind these glass doors as he watches the white gas being poured into the room from all sides (which I am assuming is for the aliens to communicate with him, like they did with Brent Spiner’s character in the first film).
Luckily it looks like we sent Goldblum and Little Thor to the Moon, so they could be off planet when the aliens arrive. Yeah it’s always a good idea to have our best and our brightest up on the friggin MOON when the crap hits the fan.
Interesting point though is that you see the United States flag on the arm of Little Thor, which I guess means the U.S. is in charge of the space stuff? Which I guess means that they didn’t see the aliens arrive until it was too late to do anything about it? uhhhhh…way to go guys? I guess???
Towards the end of the trailer we see a boatload of shots of the air battle that takes place, both on Earth and also up on the Moon.
As well as a bunch of panicked screaming people, like this lady who’s trying to hail herself a helicopter. “Hey wait for me.” to which these guys says “uhhhh…no thanks. Screwwwwwww That.”
Buncha people surrounding this lady who is probably the new President.
Doors open and everybody opens fire.
You can see the whiplash effect of the aliens tentacles moving in the fog, which probably means all these people are gonna be real dead real soon.
All in all it was a very dramatic trailer and clearly set the tone for the film. Looks to be a lot of fun.
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