Roland Emmerich Blames Fox, George W. Bush for the Lack of an Independence Day 2
German director Roland Emmerich, aka the man who made death porn on a global scale (aka disaster films) popular again, blames the lack of a sequel to “Independence Day” on the studio’s unwillingness to pay Will Smith his due. And oh yeah, that guy George W. Bush is also to blame, too. In a roundtable interview with critics, Emmerich tells CinemaBlend that the reason why he hasn’t been enthusiastic about making an “ID4″ earlier is that Bush was in office at the time and, apparently, he didn’t want to make a movie about a heroic President rallying the world against evil alien invaders.
Says the Master of Disaster:
“In Independence Day, it was about a king who leads his country into a fight against an outside invader. I didn’t want to make that movie during the Bush years. It was not thought that George W. Bush would have made a great king. Now with Obama, it’s another story.”
Because, obviously, when you think “great warrior”, you think Obama.
Actually, Emmerich, like most of Hollywood, can’t see beyond the prism of their political ideology. In the real world, if aliens were to invade you’d actually want a buckle belt wearing Texan like Bush leading the resistance, not a pansy Chicago politician prone to letting two-bit dictators use him for photo ops.