Full Disclosure: I fucking love Independence Day. Everyone and everything about the 1996 classic works so well together, and is so well loved. We’ve all been re-watching, reliving, and reciting our favorite parts of Independence Day for past 20 years, so there was no way the sequel could have lived up to the original. That being said (drink!) I tried to enjoy Independence Day: Resurgence as a film independent (ha!) of the original. Sadly, it’s impossible to do.