(Original movie spoilers follow)
That’s right, the epic blockbuster that was Independence Day, is set to have sequels. I like the idea, because I was asking, “What’s next? What’s inside the fallen spaceships? Do we copy their technology? Does anyone else find it odd that the World Trade Center at least partially survived the alien strike at New York?”
Theories could be proposed, but I’ll ask the Alex Jones fanatics to sit this one out for now.
The man who saves the day is Russell Casse (Randy Quaid), the guy who says the aliens previously abducted him for experimentation. He was convinced it was true, and we’re all sad when the comic relief blows up.
The “abduction” is described to a reporter by a third party, and it is greatly implied that the idea is crazy. OK, I get it. No one would believe that story. However, Casse was willing to make his children orphans for the sake of stopping the aliens. So can we assume he was telling the truth?
What’s really weird is that not only was the script soaking wet with Area 51 lore, but we literally allowed Hollywood to use the alien probe theory.
Speaking of the sequels, though, in the aftermath of the invasion, all the secrets would be out! We’re not alone in the universe, our government knew about aliens, and other bad Google results.
Would there be revolution afoot? Or do we open Starfleet? OK, that second thing would be a stretch.