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.