It's only fitting that the most American event — the Super Bowl — featured a trailer for the most American movie. Viewers of the big game today got a 45-second look at the upcoming Independence Day: Resurgence, the sequel to the 1996 alien invasion movie that blew up the White House, let Will Smith punch his first alien, and generated the most stirring speech ever committed to film.
While the original film was hardly short on pyrotechnics, Resurgence looks like it'll blow up even more of the planet, as the aliens bring bigger guns and greater numbers back to Earth to finish their aborted invasion. Whole skyscrapers are ripped out of their foundations in today's trailer, pulled into a darkened sky by huge alien spaceships, before being dropped back to Earth. Will Smith's not in the picture any more, but expect a lot more fancy flying from his son, all grown up and now a fighter pilot himself. The movie's landing in theaters on June 24th.