Independence Day: Resurgence is slightly entertaining, but there are multiple problems with the movie. The most important of which is the lack of tension. In spite of the supposedly much bigger threat, there is never any moment feeling helpless. The people always have a plan to combat the aliens. The second problem is having too many characters – although I like having the original cast back (except Will Smith, who declined), the inevitable inclusion of many new young characters (to prepare for the next sequel) means that most of them are underwritten. Unlike some media analysis, I disagree that having Will Smith will save the box office.