Huge sci-fi blockbuster on TV today: The promised sequel will probably never come

The box office thwarts many a sci-fi series. That’s what happened with the Independence Day franchise. Independence Day 2: Resurgence shooed all hopes for part 3 out into space. It’s on TV today.

After Independence Day 2, the action sci-fi franchise was dead

1996’s Independence Day was an incomparable blockbuster with Matrix effects. A Milestone that revolutionized cinema and which within a generation everyone knew. Director Roland Emmerich was suddenly known to everyone.

Check out the trailer for Independence Day 2 here:

Independence Day 2: Resurgence – Trailer 2 (German) HD


But when the sequel appeared 20 years later, the air was gone. Avatar’s technology had turned flying saucers into stair jokes. Green men have only found success alongside Marvel heroes. And that said nothing about the sequel itself.

Many critics thought that Independence Day 2 was a good one formulaic sequel with no emotional depth (via Rotten Tomatoes ). Will Smith was absent. And even if the technology is impressive and the cast around Bill Pullman makes every effort, it’s not enough for the unique bombast effect of the predecessor.

Accordingly, the box office results looked poor (via Box office mojo ). When LRM Online Producer Dean Devlin asked about a third part in 2018, he only replied: “I do not know. Currently I personally no plans to do another part. This status has apparently not changed so far.

When is the sci-fi action Independence Day 2 on TV?

Independence Day 2 is coming today at 8.15 p.m. on Sat.1. If you don’t have time, you can catch up on the sci-fi hit at 1.15 a.m. shortly afterwards. The running time of the film is 121 minutes without commercials.

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