It's an alien invasion story that skips all of the interesting conquest parts and all of the interesting rebellion parts to tell one small, pivotal story in between. Does it get the job done? Snooty and Goon will be the judge of that!
"We had twenty years to prepare. So did they." Is that the tagline for the movie, or a silent judgment on who -- audience or Emmerich -- was actually more prepared for this film after two decades? I can't decide.
No time to form the Dark Matter Ray? Check out a snap shot here from Snooty and Goon!