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New Independence Day 2 Resurgence movie got mostly negative reviews from top critics. 20th Century FOX released their new action/sci-fi flick, “Independence Day 2: Resurgence,” and all the top movie critics have turned in their reviews for it.

Unfortunately for the film, most of the critics didn’t take to nicely to it, giving it an overall 37 score out of a possible 100 score across 18 critic reviews at

The movie stars: Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, Angelababy , William Fichtner and Sela Ward. We’ve added comments from a few of the critics, below.

Leslie Felperin from The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 60 score, saying: “The main thing consumers will be looking for from Resurgence is bang-for-buck entertainment, and that it delivers reasonably successfully.”

Guy Lodge over at Variety, gave it a 60 grade. He said: “This cinematic Big Mac entertains abundantly on its own second-hand merits.”

Jason Solomons from TheWrap, gave it a 55 score, claiming: “The spaceships and the destruction are bigger but not better in Roland Emmerich‘s twenty-years-later follow-up, where only Jeff Goldblum‘s sense of humor saves the day.”

Brian Truitt from USA Today, gave it a 38 score. He said: “Ridiculousness needs to abound somewhat in a film like this — reality takes a seat early and often here — but Resurgence pushes everything to an egregiously over-the-top and often infuriating degree.”

Michael Phillips from the Chicago Tribune, gave it a 25 score, stating: “I saw Resurgence an hour and a half ago, and I feel like an alien wiped my memory clean already.”

Lou Lumenick over at the New York Post, gave it a 25 grade. He said: “The first “Independence Day’’ was a lot of fun, with a great lines and cutting-edge special effects. It was much imitated, so the sequel plays like a faded, eighth-generation copy with a cast that’s shooting blanks when it comes to humor.”

Peter Bradshaw over at The Guardian, gave it a terrible 20 score. He said: “Joyless and tedious, a reboot quite without the first film’s audacity and fun… It’s a movie that is going through the intergalactic motions.”

Lastly, Chuck Bowen from Slant Magazine, gave it the worst “0” score, claiming: “Emmerich rewards our patience with an impersonally massive set piece involving the usual generic stew of mass CGI-imagined demolition.

The insensitivity displayed toward human life in these sequences would be galling even by Emmerich’s standards, if this pitiful albatross of corporate capitalism could work up enough energy to be offensive.” Stay tuned.

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