20 years ago, Fourth of July was more than just a celebration of America declaring independence from the British. It became a day where we saved the world from annihilation. Well, that was the case for Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day, the mother of popcorn entertainment. Everyone knew the aliens would come back someday. Emmerich had plans to make the sequel ever since the attacks on 9/11, but it took so long to find out where the story will go. Independence Day: Resurgence isn’t horrible. It has plenty of wondrous effects and wall-to-wall action that are always a joy to watch. Jeff Goldblum’s deadpan antics of David Levinson are back, as well as some of the recurring characters from its predecessor. However, Resurgence is bogged down by new characters who are either tedious or a nuisance, plot holes that you can ride a space shuttle through, and the aliens have barely changed. Defending Earth once was enough.