Article courtesy of Popzette, written by Zachary Leeman.
“Independence Day” was one of the biggest blockbusters of the ’90s. It was also a thoroughly patriotic film, shining a positive light on the military and America. It even provided the moviegoing world with an unforgettable and rousing Independence Day speech.
It seemed an obvious film to sequelize. However, we’ve had to wait an astounding 20 years for the new film. What took so long for the “Independence Day: Resurgence” — out Friday — to start moving its way into development?
According to its director, everyone can blame former President George W. Bush.