In 1996, when a massive alien mothership appeared over the New York skyline, it changed movies forever. Never before had such a daunting image been projected in an action film. With Independence Day Roland Emmerich gave us a seminal ‘90s action movie. Now, in 2015, he returns with the first trailer for the long overdue sequel Independence Day: Resurgence, due out exactly 20 years later in 2016.
From the very first frames, this trailer promises to be both a nostalgic throwback to the greatest decade in action movies and a much needed update for the modern audience. While the effects were path breaking for 1996, we’ve become used to grander spectacle these days. And that’s what Emmerich gives us.
Watch the trailer