20 years later we have a Madame President, a spherical visitor and a reunion of bigger and deadlier alien ships. Unfortunately, director Roland Emmerich hasn’t infused much life into the plot, leaving the fun for the climax, by which time it’s too late.
CGI has its own role in such films, and it’s done well. What was annoying was the poor development of characters and a half baked script which clearly acts as a bridge for part 3. In terms of performance everyone was average at best, with many of the old cast reprising their roles.
We watched the film because of nostalgic value. It was a let down. But that doesn’t mean I won’t watch part 3 🙂