I hate this garbage. Thank God people are savvy to Roland Emmerich nowadays and this movie had a shitty run in the box office. The acting is abysmal, especially from the cartoon, one dimensional villains. Channing Tatum was a terrible John McClane rip off, Jamie Foxx sucked at playing Obama--I mean, "President Sawyer." Fuck it, we all know he was just playing Obama.
The action is boring, (its PG-13 so there isn't a whole lot of room for the bloodshed that action junkies want), the Die Hard rip offs are incredibly specific and you can literally pick apart scenes in this movie and say, "Holy shit, it's the same exact scene from Die Hard, just done a lot worse." The humor is painful to listen to, specifically coming from the tour guide character. He was pointless to this story and he was the most annoying character I've seen in a while. And you gotta love the self-promotion that Emmerich gives himself. What am I talking about? "This is the wing that got destroyed in the movie Independence Day."............wow, real subtle, Emmerich. Real sublte. I'm surprised that there wasn't a UN meeting where a guy said, "This is the room where they discussed global warming in The Day After Tomorrow." It would make about as much sense as that shameless Independence Day self promotion. This goes for the entire movie, though. The dialogue is so fucking awful. Ranging from lines like, "The President wants to do the thing." TWICE. It was shitty the first time, it wasn't any less the second time. And who can forget, "I choose the pen!" Okay, that line belongs in an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie where he needs to have some cheesy catchphrase. Jamie Foxx is better than lines like that.
Anyways, this movie is shit, there's nothing enjoyable about it, the characters are awful, the dialogue is worse, and did I mention that the big plot twist in this movie was the most predictable thing I've ever seen? There are two "surprise" villains in this movie and after their first five minutes on screen, I just said, "Yep, those are gonna be the bad guys." And sure enough, they were. Don't pay money to see this. I didn't and I'm eternally grateful.