This was my second movie of the afternoon at Dartmouth Crossing Cineplex. I have a double confession: 1) I went to it because the start time worked with the "let out" time of Tarzan movie and 2) I haven't seen the first Independence Day movie (I wasn't interested in disaster movies 20 years ago). It was good to see some actors that I hadn't seen much of in 20 years, as well as some shining stars of the moment. The movie was true to its genre - big action with no surprises as to who would win and why. I'm thinking the "why" of this film was broadened from the flag waving of the first movie, which was nice for this Canadian, and the set up for the a sequel seems to point to a universal 'Hoo-rah!". There were some nice small moments. I gave it a 7 out of 10, and wouldn't bother to see it on anything less than a big theatrical screen.