First things first: even though the title has “reboots” in it, I’m extending the scope of this post to include reboots, remasters, and reimaginings. Also, I’m tacking on sequels to the mix, especially if they pick up on a long-dormant canon or franchise. So…yeah, you just know this’ll be a fun post.
Anyway, Independence Day: Resurgence has hit theaters -- a little before the actual Independence Day, but close enough to it. Supposedly, it’s a continuation of the movie that it shares a name with; the aliens that ran amok in ’96 are back with a vengeance, and now it’s up to the good guys to fight them off. Or something. I can’t say I’m in any rush to see it -- which is to say I’d rather give a piggyback ride to a rhinoceros -- and the reviews out so far suggest that dodging it is probably a good idea. So my brother asked me if I wanted to go see it, because of course he did. I politely refused, because he was the same person who thought seeing RoboCop 2014 was a good idea.
Side note: I was thinking about that movie when I accidentally scraped my middle finger. I blame RoboCop ’14 for my minor injury, and relish the fact that it was my middle finger.