This fake documentary about 'The War of 1996' (aka 'Independence Day') is what movie promos should be.

This fake documentary about 'The War of 1996' (aka 'Independence Day') is what movie promos should be.
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As you may have heard, Independence Day: Resurgence is the sequel to the 1996 blockbuster Independence Day, and takes place 20 years after the original. Instead of yet another trailer, Fox created this fake documentary/propaganda film honoring the 20th anniversary of "The War of 1996."

The five-minute "history lesson" honors President Whitmore (Bill Pullman), but makes it clear he's become a recluse. David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum), however, has become a superstar after uploading a Mac virus to the alien mothership. Overall, it's hilariously upbeat and patriotic (planetariotic?), almost reminiscent of the satirical propaganda films in Paul Verhoeven's Starship Troopers.

One thing's for certain, though: more promo videos like this would be great.

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