So, Independence Day -- with its excessive explosions, killer aliens, and catch-phrase-generating Will Smith -- was pretty much the best movie ever... when you were eight-years-old. Subsequent viewings of the film have shown it for what it is: a little cheesy, containing White House-sized plot holes, and packing some truly crappy acting outside of the eternally-awesome Jeff Goldblum. Still, it remains a summer blockbuster classic, mainly due to the pangs of nostalgia it inspires in our hardened adult hearts. Oh, and the explosions are still cool, obviously.
That being said, I personally was a little wary of the impending sequel, to be released exactly 20 years after the original. And I'm sure I'm not alone in my fears. How could this sequel add anything to the legacy of Independence Day? Isn't it more likely to be a half-assed, embarrassing attempt to cash-in on the memories of now-adult millennials, that will only go out of its way to retroactively ruin yet another of our favorite childhood movies? Right?!