Friday, 24 June 2016

Independence Day -Resurgence (Spoilers)

I needed cheering up today , so my sister and I went to the cinema


Independence Day ( 1996) had three ingredients that made it a hit.
It had two exhilarating set pieces ( when stripper mother Jasmin ( Vivica A Fox) , her son and dog faced certain death in an fireball engulfed freeway tunnel followed a little later by the cheer rousing scene of Will Smith sucker punching an alien pilot with the audience pleasing line " Welcome to Earth!"
It also featured a much imitated rousing-to-arms Presidential Speech by Bill Pullman ( which unbelievably Nigel Farage stole today for his " victory speech!!)
Nuff said.

I, oh so wanted to enjoy Roland Emmerich's overblown remake of his seminal 1990s disaster movie, but I couldn't as he has thrown everything but the kitchen sink at the bloody thing.
We have space ships and a united world from the get go. Fighter Pilot Hiller has died ( a wise Will Smith me thinks) and his widow Jasmin ( now the head of a hospital) lives only long enough to save a new mom and her baby before she dies when the alien gigantic mother ships crashes back to earth! Add to the mix London getting flattened by most of Asia's skyscrapers which have been sucked free of gravity by the aliens, an African tribal chief with a murderous look in his eye, a mad ex president, the multicultural cast of Top Gun , and finally ( and to my true enjoyment) a school bus full of kids, a 
wide eyed dog and Jewish octogenarian  Judd Hirsch (reprising his role as Julies Levinson ) careering across the Nevada Desert chased by a 200 foot alien Queen 
The whole thing is a dreadful old mess.
Hat's off to Brent Spiner though, he did entertain me with his frantic turn as the mad as a badger scientist who spent the last two decades in a alien induced coma!
6/10

I'll leave you with novelty veg/ fruit photos

Yorkshire Pudding's post sex bananas

Gail's creation! 


38 comments:

  1. John i dont quite understand what it means for the United Kingdom to leave EU I don't keep up with International politics that much, I've got enough problems locally in South Florida to worry about these days so is this a good thing for the people of United Kingdom or not?

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    1. We will have to wait and see.. But i despair that boris johnson may become the next PM

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    2. Boris here and Trump over there, I believe Mars might be quite nice

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    3. Boris here and Trump over there, I believe Mars might be quite nice

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    4. In which case, bring on the alien Invasion. How much worse could it get?

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    5. I think Trump's still over here right now - in Bonnie Kilt-land, teeing-off - and blah-blahing about what a 'great' decision we Brits have made something which I'll file away in the same drawer as all his other dubious pronouncements.

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  2. That post-sex banana looks quite satisfied!

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    1. Tch tch. What are you implying about Chris?

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  4. Boris and Trump ,we are all doomed.

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  5. Boris and Trump ,we are all doomed.

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  6. I dont know what to say but (((hugs to you, John))). Uncertain times- let's just hope that it doesnt go back to 1950's way of thinking. xoxo

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  7. Shocking waste of the phallic potential of bananas.

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    1. I'd rather send it in adap.

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    2. I am still looking for an adap.

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  9. Well i was afraid of that.... I think Independence Day was a fine stand alone movie that didn't need a sequel. I haven't seen it yet but i think the movie could have used Will Smith but perhaps you are right that he made a good decision to stay away.... I do like that some stars from the first movie are in the second... You know some sequels are like that.... they take everything they THINK worked in the first and just do more of it.... too much of it.... Ah well i may or may not go see this one now.... Hugs! deb

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  10. I find the thought of banana sex quite a peeling.

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    1. Cheryl - you might require a plantain.

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  11. Thought that the orange peach Trump was brilliant, but would not wish to award any prize to anything with that name.

    I bought British pounds today to add to my travel slush fund. Visiting my bank for that transaction kept me away from today's news coverage that keeps pulling me in.

    I was in London when the Berlin Wall came down, and also when Maggie T lost her post. Those were historic times, but this week's news will certainly have ripples that we cannot now predict.

    Our current choice of Donald v. Hillary is depressing. Reading Dark Money can darken one's positive outlook, too.

    Oh let me stop this comment now. Thanks for letting us have a view of your own town where folks help folks.

    Best wishes.

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  12. Just returned from Independence Day 2. As many of the old cast and references were brought back, some enjoyable. Gotta love Brent Spiner. I hated the lingering hug scenes where "I miss you..."etc. In fact there were many things I hated. But oh well.
    Enjoying veg/fruit displays.

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  13. On the Independence Day films: I thought the first a hot mess and an illogical reboot of the original film, they even used the bit about the virus, but it was still, in its own mindless way, entertaining, which is about all I'm expecting from Resurgence.

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  14. The kidling and her grandmother went to see it today; I stayed home and baked her birthday cake for tomorrow.

    I think I got the best of the bargain.

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  15. This dratted film is in my diary for next Tues. In the light of what you say - which confirms my fears - I think that 'is' might become a 'was'.

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  16. I thought that sooner or later sex would rear its head in your novelty veg photos.

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    1. I apologise for any offence the photo may have caused you Mrs Weaver.

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    2. Sex does have a way of rearing its head now and then.

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  17. The post sex bananas is equally worthy as Tracey Emin's unmade bed. (Except the bed's made and it has cuddling bananas in it!)

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  18. I love the post-sex bananas. From now on I shall struggle to eat a banana with a straight face.

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  19. I am looking forward to seeing this movie here in the German theaters soon I hope!

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  20. Thanks, John. I am working to improve my vegetable/fruit mutilation skills.

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  21. Remind me via email to tell you about the hour plus bill pullman and i sat together on a small plane bound for montana.....

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  22. Well ouch indeed, we do have aliens to fight in real life it seems to me. I was rather looking forward to Independenceday, now it looks like some mix between Littleshop of horrors, Alien 4, Spaceballs and Godzilla. Still, the absurd state of the world taken into consideration, we might pop over to cinema even so. Jeff Goldblum, Judd Hirsch, how bad can that be? It really didn't need a sequel, no...but bad sequels seem to be the flair of the year, at least that is what slips into mind everytime I turn on the set or read the news. Sadly enough. I can go with bad movies but not bad politics.

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